Garley, Matthew

Assistant Professor

Phone: 718-262-3870
Office Location: AC-2B12


PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Linguistics 2012 
MA University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Linguistics 2008 
BA New Mexico State University Government, German 2005 
Matt Garley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, and holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics with a specialization in Sociolinguistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In his research, he uses both qualitative and quantitative (corpus) methods to investigate the properties of dialects of English, the linguistics of hip hop culture, the linguistics of computer-mediated communication, and writing systems.

Areas of Expertise

Corpus Linguistics
Language Contact
Historical Linguistics
Youth Culture
Linguistics of Hip Hop
Computer-Mediated Communication

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Garley, Matt. "Seen and not heard: The relationship of orthography, morphology, and phonology in loanword adaptation in the German hip hop community." Discourse, Context, and Media. 3 2014: 27-36.

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Garley, Matt. "Peaze Up! Adaptation, innovation, and variation in German hip-hop discourse." Multilingual Youth Practices in Computer-Mediated Communication. Eds. Cecilia Cutler and Unn Royneland. 2017: 20 pp.

Garley, Matt and Benjamin Slade. "Virtual meatspace: Word formation and deformation in Cyberpunk discussions." English in Computer-Mediated Communication: Variation, Representation, and Change. Ed. Lauren Squires. 2016: 123-148.

Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Garley, Matt & Julia Hockenmaier. "Beefmoves: Dissemination, diversity, and dynamics of English borrowings in a German hip hop forum." Proceedings of the 50th Association for Computational Linguistics. 2012: 135-139.

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Choutouts: Language contact and Latin@ identity in Latin hip hop culture. " 26 February 2016: CUNY Graduate College Sociolinguistics Lunch Lecture.

" Chekealo: Language Choice and Language Attitudes in the US-Latino Hip Hop Community " 20 June 2015: International Society for Language Studies, Albuquerque, NM.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

CUNY Faculty Fellowship Publication Program (3 hrs. course release): Spring 2016.

Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) Postdoctoral Junior Research Fellowship, Freiburg, Germany: 1 Jan 2013 - 31 Jun 2013.


PSC-CUNY, "The US-Latino hip hop corpus: A corpus of bilingual English-Spanish hip hop lyrics and discussion for linguistic analysis. 1 July 2015: 3,499.45.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Faculty Online/Hybrid Course Development Program (participant): Summer 2015.

Writing Across the Curriculum Faculty Seminar (participant): Spring 2015.

Article reviewer, Journal of Pragmatics: Summer 2014.

Garley, Matthew

Garley, Matthew
Assistant Professor