Garley, Matthew

Garley, Matthew

Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor

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


Degree Institution Field Dates
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 varieties 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. September 2018: 20 pp.

Garley, Matt. "Spanglish Rap." St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture. Gale Virtual Reference Library 2018: 6 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

" Crossing and its discontents: A corpus-based analysis of metalinguistic discourse surrounding Spanish used by non-Latinx rappers " (upcoming) 27 October 2018: New Ways of Analyzing Variation 47, New York City, NY.

" The descriptivist's dilemma: Writing about English grammar in the superdiverse college classroom " 5 June 2018: International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference (IWAC 2018), Auburn, AL.

" Language and latinidad in US-Spanglish hip hop: An account from YouTube comments " 6 October 2017: Linguistic Association of The Southwest (LASSO XLVI), Las Cruces, NM.

" Crossing and contested ideologies: Fan responses to spanish used by non-latinx rappers " 12 April 2017: Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association, San Diego, CA.

" 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 Academic Commons OER Faculty Fellowship: Spring 2018.

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

Article reviewer, Popular Music: Spring 2018.

Article reviewer, Text & Talk: Spring 2018.

Article reviewer, Journal of Nordic Linguistics: Spring 2017.

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.