John C. Paolillo

Associate Professor
Information Science, Informatics and Linguistics
May 16, 2006

Specializations

Online Social Networks, Quantitative Methods, Computer-Mediated Communication, Sociolinguistics, Information Retrieval, Computational Linguistics, South Asian Languages.

Education

Ph.D. Stanford University, Linguistics. April 1992.

Dissertation: Functional Articulation in Diglossia: A Case Study of Grammatical and Social Correspondences in Sinhala.

B.A. Cornell University, Linguistics. June 1986.

Honors Thesis: The Syntax and Semantics of Predication in Sinhala.

Fieldwork Experience

Fulbright Scholar, Kelaniya University, Sri Lanka. Fall 1986-Spring 1987.
Conducted fieldwork on the Sinhala language.

Teaching Experience

Indiana University
Associate Professor, Information Science and Informatics; Adjunct Associate Professor of Linguistics, Fall 2001 ? present.
Visiting Associate Professor, Linguistics, Informatics and Information Science, Fall 2000 ? Spring 2001.
University of Texas at Arlington
Associate Professor, Program in Linguistics, Fall 2000 ? Spring 2001.
Assistant Professor, Program in Linguistics, Fall 1993 ? Spring 2000.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Program in Linguistics, Spring ? Summer 1993.
Cornell University
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Summer 1994; Department of Modern Languages, Summer 1996, 1998.
Visiting Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Summer 1988, 1990.
East Texas State University
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Linguistics Program, Summer 1993.
University of Dallas
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Management Oral English Program, Fall 1992 ? Spring 1993.
California State University, San Bernardino
Lecturer in Linguistics, English Department, Spring 1990, Spring 1991 ? Spring 1992.
Stanford University
Teaching Assistant, Department of Linguistics, Fall 1988.

Publications

Books

2002. Analyzing Linguistic Variation: Statistical Models and Methods. Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) Publications, distributed by Chicago University Press.
1997. Sinhala. With J. W. Gair. Languages of the World/Materials, no. 34. Munich: Lincom Europa.
1987. Readings in Colloquial Sinhala. With J. W. Gair and W. S. Karunatilaka. Ithaca: Cornell University South Asia Program.

Refereed Journal Articles

2006. With Herring, S.C. Gender and genre variation in weblogs. Submitted to Journal of Sociolinguistics. Oxford: Blackwell.
2006. with Clopper, C. North American English Vowels: A Factor-Analytic Perspective. Literary and Linguistic Computing. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2001. Language variation in the virtual speech community: A social network approach to Internet Relay Chat. Journal of Sociolinguistics. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.
2000. Formalizing formality: An analysis of register variation in Sinhala. Journal of Linguistics, 36.3:215-259. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2000. Asymmetries in Universal Grammar: The role of method and statistics. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 22.2: 209-228. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
1999. The virtual speech community: Social network and language variation on IRC. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 4.4 (http://www.ascusc.org/jcmc/) (reprint of 1999 below).
1998. Gary Larson's Far Side: Nonsense? Nonsense! Humor: An International Journal of Humor Research, 11.3, 261-290. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
1997. Sinhala diglossic variation: Discrete or continuous? Language in Society, 27.2, 269-96. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
1996. Language choice on soc.culture.punjab. Electronic Journal of Communication/Revue Electronique de Communication, 6(3). (http://www.cios.org/)
1991. Sinhala diglossia and the theory of Government and Binding. Southwest Journal of Linguistics, 10.1, 41-59 (Special issue Studies in Diglossia, A. Hudson, ed.). Albuquerque: Linguistic Association of the Southwest.

Book Chapters

(Asterisks * indicate refereed publications.)

Forthcoming (2006). ?Conversational? codeswitching on Usenet and Internet Relay Chat. To appear in S. Herring, ed., Computer-Mediated Conversation. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
Forthcoming (2006). Log-linear modeling and logistic regression. In D. Preston and R. Bailey, eds., A Handbook of Advanced Computation Techniques in Linguistics, Amsterdam: Benjamins.
*2006. How much multilingualism? Language diversity on the Internet. To appear in B. Danet and S.C. Herring, eds., The Multilingual Internet. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2005. With Wright, E.L. Social network analysis on the Semantic Web: Techniques and challenges for visualizing FOAF. In V. Geroimenko and C. Chen, eds., Visualizing the Semantic Web, Second Edition, 299-241. Berlin: Springer.
1998. Sinhala non-verbal sentences and argument structure. With J. W. Gair. In J.W. Gair, Studies in South Asian Linguistics (B. Lust, ed.), 87-107. Oxford: Oxford University Press (reprint of 1988).
1995. Markedness in the acquisition of English /r/ and /l/. In F. Eckman, D. Highland, P. Lee, J. Milcham, and R. Weber, eds., Second Language Acquisition Theory and Pedagogy, 275-291. Hillsdale NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
1995. Focus position in SOV languages. With S. C. Herring. In P. Downing and M. Noonan, eds., Word Order in Discourse, 163-198. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
1994. The co-development of finiteness and focus in Sinhala. In W. Pagliuca, ed., Perspectives on Grammaticalization, 151-170. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Other Publications

&42;2007. Paolillo, J.C.; and Penumarthy, S. The social structure of tagging Internet video in del.licio.us. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society.
&42; 2007. Paolillo, J.C.; Warren, J.; and Kunz, B. Social Network and genre emergence in amateur Flash multimedia. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society.
&42;2007. Herring, S.C.; Paolillo, J.C.; Ramos-Vielba, I.; Kouper, I.; Wright, E.; Stoerger, S.; Scheidt, L.A.; and Clark, B. Language networks on LiveJournal. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society.
Paolillo, J.C.; and Das, A. 2006. Evaluating Language Statistics: The Ethnologue and beyond. Contract report for UNESCO Institute for Statistics.
*2006. Language Diversity on the Internet: Examining Linguistic Bias. Final report for Initiative B@bel. Montreal and Paris: UNESCO.
*2005. With Mercure, S.G.; and Wright, E.L. The social semantics of LiveJournal FOAF: Structure and change from 2004 to 2005. Proceedings of the International Semantic Web Conference, 2005 Workshop on Semantic Network Analysis. Aachen: Sun-Cite Central Europe (CEUR). http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Publications/CEUR-WS/Vol-171/
*2005. Language diversity on the Internet. In S. Ellis, ed. Proceedings on the UNESCO Institute for Statistics seminar on language diversity, World Summit on the Information Society, Tunis, November 2005. Montreal and Paris: UNESCO.
*2005. With Herring, S. C. Hyperlink obsolescence in scholarly online journals: JCMC reply. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 10(3), article 17. http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol10/issue3/jcmc.html
*2005. With Herring, S.C.; Kouper, I.; Scheidt, L.A.; Tyworth, M.; Welsch, P.; and Wright, E.L. Conversations in the blogosphere: An analysis ?from the bottom up?. Proceedings of the 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Los Alamitos: IEEE Publications
*2004. Latent structure analysis: Semantic or syntactic? Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON 2004), Hyderabad, India.
2003. Sinhala script: Vector programs and movable type. In P. Bhaskararao, ed. International Symposium on Indic Scripts: Past and Future,103-126. Tokyo: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
*2002. Finite state transliteration of South Asian text encodings. In R. Sangal and S.M. Bendre, eds., Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing: Proceedings of the International Conference ICON-2002, 273-282. New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House.
*2002. With Heald, D. Democratic participation in the discursive management of Usenet. Proceedings of the 35th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences. Los Alamitos, CA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society.
*2000. A probabilistic model for Optimality Theory. Indiana University Working Papers in Linguistics. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Linguistics Club.
2000. Review of F. Hinskens, R. van Hout and L. Wetzels, eds., Variation, Change and Phonological Theory (1997, Amsterdam: John Benjamins). Language in Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
*2000. Visualizing Usenet: A factor analytic approach. Proceedings of the 33rd Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences. Los Alamitos, CA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society.
*1999. The virtual speech community: Social network and language variation on IRC. Proceedings of the 32nd Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences. Los Alamitos, CA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society.
1997. New media and the challenge of linguistic human rights. In M.J. Mueller and C. Wharton, eds., Toward an HCI Research and Practice Agenda based on Human Needs and Social Responsibility (CHI-97 Workshop Position Papers), 22-26. Atlanta, GA.
1995. User-interface pidgin languages. In J. Nielsen and C. Wharton, eds., CHI-95 Research Symposium Position Papers. Denver, CO.
1994. Finding the two in diglossia. UTA Working Papers in Linguistics, 1, 15-31. Arlington, TX: University of Texas at Arlington Program in Linguistics.
1992. Functional Articulation in Diglossia: A Case Study of Grammatical and Social Correspondences in Sinhala. Stanford Ph.D. Dissertation. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI.
1988. Sinhala non-verbal sentences and argument structure. With J. W. Gair. Cornell University Working Papers in Linguistics, 8, 39-78.

Grant and Contract Activity

2005. Senior Investigator. Data Capacitor: High Performance Storage System for Research (Principal Investigator: C.A. Stewart, et al.). National Science Foundation, $1,999,981, funded.
2003. Principal Investigator. B@bel Initiative (survey of multilingualism on the Internet). UNESCO Institute for Statistics. $16,835, funded.
1996. Principal Investigator. Universals and Learnability in Second Language Acquisition: A Design for Empirical Research. National Science Foundation, $178,011, not funded.
1995. Principal Investigator. Language Learning in a Computer Role-Playing Environment, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Advanced Research Projects, $48,108, not funded.
1995. Principal Investigator. Humor, Culture and Acculturation. UTA Research Enhancement Program grant, $6,516, funded.
1994. Principal Investigator. Family Literacy for Academic Survival and Persistence. Department of Education School College and University Partnership programs, $318,678, not funded.
1990. Co-investigator. Functional Articulation in Diglossia (Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Traugott). National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant, $8,610, funded.
1989. Principal Investigator. Discourse and Sentence Level Contrasts in Diglossia. Fulbright Grant for Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (Sri Lanka), $13,270, funded and declined.
1986. Fulbright Grant for Research Abroad (Sri Lanka), $10,000, funded.

Presentations

2006. Paolillo, J.C. .; Warren, J.; and Kunz, B. Social Network and genre emergence in amateur Flash multimedia. Presented at Sunbelt XXVI, International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Vancouver, BC, April 24-30, 2006.
2006. Herring, S.C.; Paolillo, J.C.; Ramos-Vielba, I.; Kouper, I.; Wright, E.; Stoerger, S.; Scheidt, L.A.; and Clark, B. Linguistic Diversity and Language Networks on LiveJournal. Presented at Sunbelt XXVI, International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Vancouver, BC, April 24-30, 2006.
2006. With Herring, S.C. How to Become an Interdisciplinary CMC Researcher Without Really Trying. New Media Research at UMN conference keynote, September 14-15, 2006.
2006. Linguistic diversity in the digital world. Invited panel presentation, workshop on Multilingual Content and the Risk of Fragmenting the Internet, Internet Governance Forum, Athens, Greece, October 31 2006.
2005. Linguistic diversity on the Internet. Invited presentation for Measuring the Information Society, UNESCO Institute for Statistics seminar, World Summit on the Information Society, Tunis, November 15.
2005. With Mercure, S.; and Wright, E.L. The social semantics of LiveJournal FOAF: Structure and change from 2004 to 2005. Semantic Network Analysis Workshop, International Semantic Web Conference, Galway, Ireland, November 6-7.
2005. With Mercure, S.; Welsch, P.; and Wright, E.L. Social Network Analysis: A new mode of inference for the Semantic Web? Informatics and Computer Science Colloquium, Bloomington, IN, October 14.
2005. With Herring, S.; Kouper, I.; Mercure, S.; Scheidt, L.; Welsch, P.; and Wright, E. Conversation and connectivity in the blogosphere. Association of Internet Researchers Conference 6.0, Chicago, IL, October 6-9.
2005. The inferential structure of international political cartoons. International Society for Humor Studies Conference, Youngstown, OH, June 13-17.
2005. With Bardzell, J. Humor, Multimedia and the Internet: The ?Numa Numa? phenomenon. International Society for Humor Studies Conference, Youngstown, OH, June 13-17.
2005. Grammar discovery in Sinhala: Corpus linguistics and field methods. Invited keynote presentation, Symposium on the Sinhala Language, Department of Linguistics, Santa Barbara, CA, June 3-4.
2005. With S.C. Herring, I. Kouper, S. Mercure, L. Scheidt, P. Welsch, E. Wright. Social network dynamics in the blogosphere. INSNA Sunbelt XXV International Sunbelt Social Network Conference Redondo Beach, CA, February 16-20.
2005. With Wright, E.L.; Mercure, S.; and Welsch, P. Mood, music, and friends: Mapping the culture of LiveJournal. INSNA Sunbelt XXV International Sunbelt Social Network Conference Redondo Beach, CA, February 16-20.
2005. With Herring, S.C.; Kouper, I.; Scheidt, L.A.; Tyworth, M.; Welsch, P.; and Wright, E.L. Conversations in the blogosphere: An analysis ?from the bottom up?. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Waikaloa, HI, January 3-6.
2004. Latent structure analysis: Semantic or syntactic? Poster presented at the Third International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON 2004), Hyderabad, India, December 20.
2004. Social network analysis meets the Semantic Web: What FOAF reveals about LiveJournal. Invited presentation, Social Computing Group, Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington, October 14.
2004. With E.L. Wright. The challenges of FOAF characterization. Full paper presented at the 1st Workshop on Friend of a Friend, Social Networking and the Semantic Web, Galway, Ireland, 1-2 September. (http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/Europe/events/foaf-galway/papers/fp/challenges_of_foaf_characterization/)
2004. R-parse: A natural language processing application of R. Paper presented at useR!, the First R User Conference, Vienna, May 20-22.
2003. Sinhala script: Vector programs and movable type. International Symposium on Indic Scripts: Past and Future. Sponsored by Grammatological Informatics based on Corpora of Asian Scripts (GICAS), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, December 20, 2003.
2003. Language diversity on the Internet. Colloquium presentation, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, September 12, 2003.
2003. Language diversity on the Internet. Draft report presentation, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Université de Montréal, May16, 2003.
2002. Sinhala language and computational linguistics. Invited presentation, Department of Linguistics, Kelaniya University, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, December 30, 2002.
2002. Finite state transliteration of South Asian text encodings. International Conference on Natural Language Processing ICON-2002. Mumbai, India, December 18-21, 2002.
2002. South Asian text encodings. SCAN Research Group presentation, Indiana University, Bloomington, November 16, 2002.
2002. Change in e-mail style: A multi-dimensional approach. NWAV 31, New Ways of Analyzing Variation, Stanford University, Stanford, California, October 2002.
2002. Using Varbrul. Invited workshop presentation, NWAV 31, New Ways of Analyzing Variation, Stanford, California, October 10-13, 2002.
2002. Language change in email. SCAN Research Group presentation, Indiana University, Bloomington, October 4, 2002.
2002. Analyzing linguistic variation in R. Invited workshop presentation, Methods XI, Eleventh International Conference on Methods in Dialectology, Joensuu, Finland, August 5-9, 2002.
2002. Social interaction in CMC: A network-based approach. Invited presentation, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY, July 9, 2002.
2002. With Heald, D. Democratic participation in the discursive management of Usenet. Paper presented at the 35th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, Wailea, HI, January.
2001. With Heald, D. Usenet voting: A model of online democracy? Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers Conference 2.0, Minneapolis Minnesota, October.
2001. With Herring, S.; and Labarre, K. Homogenization and diversification in English on the Internet. Presented at the XVth International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Melbourne Australia, August.
2001. Factor Analysis for information visualization. Colloquium presentation, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, January.
2000. Log-linear modeling. Ling Lunch presentation, Indiana University Linguistics Club, Bloomington Indiana, October.
2000. Logistic regression. Invited workshop presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 29, Lansing Michigan, October.
2000. Usenet news: Small world? Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers, 1.0, Lawrence Kansas, September.
2000. Optimality, probability and computational power. Invited presentation, Department of Linguistics, School of Informatics and School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, February.
2000. Visualizing Usenet: A factor-analytic approach. Paper presented at the 33rd Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, Wailea, HI, January.
1999. Rules, constraints and variable rules. Paper presented at the University of Texas at Arlington, November.
1999. How to compare constraint and rule-based analyses of variation. Paper presented the International Linguistics Center, Dallas, TX, November.
1999. OT vs. VR: What?s the correct model for variation? Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 28, Toronto, ON, Canada, October.
1999. Asymmetries in Universal Grammar: Method or madness? Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Stamford, CN, March.
1999. The virtual speech community: Social network and language variation on IRC. Paper presented at the 32nd Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, Wailea, HI, January.
1998. Weak-tie netwerkz rule: Language variation and change on IRC. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 27, Athens, GA, October.
1998. The virtual speech community: Social network and language variation on IRC. Invited presentation, Electronic Rhetorics symposium, Department of English, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, May.
1998. Language and social network on Internet Relay Chat. Paper presented at the 12th Sociolinguistics Symposium, University of London, England, March.
1997. Meta-joke newsgroups on Usenet. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Humor Studies, Oklahoma City, OK, July.
1997. New media and the challenge of linguistic human rights. Presentation for the Workshop on Social Responsibility, 1997 Annual meeting of the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM-SIGCHI), Atlanta, GA, March.
1997. Toward a sociolinguistic survey of South Asian cyberspace. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics annual meeting, Orlando, FL, March.
1996. ?Conversational? codeswitching on Usenet and Internet Relay Chat. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 25, Las Vegas, NV, October.
1996. Language choice and virtual community in synchronous and asynchronous CMC. Paper presented at the 5th International Pragmatics Conference, Mexico City, July.
1996. A formal analysis of register variation. Paper presented at the UWM Linguistics Symposium on Functionalism and Formalism, Milwaukee, WI, April.
1996. A contrastive analysis of American and Chinese cartoon humor. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics annual meeting, Chicago, IL, March 1996.
1995. Codeswitching in diglossia. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 24, Philadelphia, PA, October.
1995. Codeswitching and register switching. Paper presented at Linguistics Association of the South and Southwest 24, Las Cruces, NM, October.
1995. Gary Larson?s Far Side: What kind of nonsense is this? Presented at the International Society for Humor Studies Conference, Birmingham, England, August.
1995. Negotiating the status of Panjabi and English on soc.culture.punjab. Paper presented at the South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable, Austin, TX, June.
1995. User-interface pidgin languages. Presented at Annual meeting of the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM-SIGCHI), Research Symposium, Denver, CO, May.
1995. Cultural values and humor in ESL. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics annual meeting, Long Beach, CA, March.
1995. Code switching on the Internet: Panjabi and English on soc.culture.punjab. Paper presented at Georgetown University Round Table in Linguistics, presession on Computer-Mediated Discourse, March.
1994. Grammar and lexis in Sinhala diglossia. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 23, Stanford University, October.
1994. Humor and cultural values among ESL speakers. Paper presented at the International Society for Humor Studies Conference, Ithaca College, June.
1994. Lexis in Sinhala diglossia. Paper presented at the 16th South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable, University of Pennsylvania, May.
1994. Why teaching ESL needs a theory of humor. Paper presented at the International Linguistics Center, Dallas, TX, April.
1994. Where?s our sense of humor? Humor theory in ESL. Paper presented at TEXTESOL V Regional Meeting, Richardson, TX, April.
1993. Finding the two in diglossia. Paper presented at the 22nd annual meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest, October.
1993. /r/ and /l/ in Chinese-English interlanguage. Paper presented at the the 22nd University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee Linguistics Symposium, September.
1993. Grammatical gender as a discourse marker in Sinhala. Paper presented at the 15th South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable, May.
1993. Chinese-English /r/ and /l/. Invited presentation, International Linguistics Center, Dallas, TX, February.
1992. ?Strict verb finality? and focus in Sinhala diglossia. Paper presented at the 14th South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable, Stanford University, May.
1992. Computers in English? What NeXT? California State University, San Bernardino English Department Friday Forum, April.
1992. Children?s literature and the grammar of appropriateness. California State University, San Bernardino English Department Friday Forum, January.
1991. Presentational focus in SOV languages. With S. C. Herring. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Linguistics Symposium, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, April.
1991. Sinhala diglossia and AGR. Paper presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Chicago, IL, January.
1990. Why agreement is a marker of H in Sinhala. Paper presented at the 12th Annual South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable, University of California at Berkeley, June.
1990. The co-development of finiteness and focus in Sinhala. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Linguistics Symposium, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, April.

Research in Progress

Social Network and Genre in Amateur Multimedia. The existence of multimedia authoring systems, such as Macromedia Flash, has facilitated the evolution of large, loose associations of multimedia artists, who exchange their work internationally over the web. This project explores the relation of genre development to social networks among multimedia authors, as found in large hosting sites like Newgrounds.com.
Video Sharing on the Internet. Internet users exchange video for a variety of reasons, and with the advent of video search, video web-logging, and portable media players for downloaded video (the video iPod and the PSP portable), patterns of video consumption have started to change. This project explores both the content and the context of online video sharing through cataloging video feeds and mapping their online flow through social networks of users.
Language Diversity on the Internet. This project is undertaken to develop large-scale quantitative methodologies for surveying language diversity on the Internet. At present, I am developing methods of identifying languages in web pages under an NSF MRI grant to Indiana University (0521433).
Information Retrieval Evaluation: Statistical Methods. At present, the dominant paradigm of evaluation in Information Retrieval relies on aggregated judgments of ?relevance?. While informative, this approach misses many important questions that bear on the evaluation of IR systems, that can be addressed through richer statistical models, or by direct statistical examination of the indexes of IR systems. This project comprises a proposed methodological monograph on these topics.

Teaching

Graduate Courses

(Asterisks [*] indicate new courses designed, plus signs [+] indicate courses substantially redesigned. IU indicates courses taught at Indiana University, UTA indicates those taught at the University of Texas at Arlington)

Online Social Networks (IU).&#42 The application of social network methodologies to understanding computer-mediated communication and online social networking websites both on a technical level and in terms of their social impact. This course is under development for offering in the 2006-2007 academic year.
Models of Linguistic Structure: Statistical Models of Language (IU).* Foundational concepts in quantitative research design, emphasizing multivariate statistics and its application to linguistic analysis.
Statistics for Information Science and Usability (IU).* A survey of multivariate statistical methods for the analysis of empirical data, using examples from Information Science and Human-Computer Interaction research. Linear, Generalized Linear and Latent Structure models are all discussed in connection with their use in IS and HCI research.
The Semantic Web (IU).* Mathematical, logical, computational and practical foundations of the next-generation technologies for metadata markup and processing on the World-Wide Web.
Research Methods and Statistics (IU). Methodologies and analytical techniques common in Information Science research. Topics include research questions and their relation to theory, the selection of research methodologies, qualitative vs. quantitative data analysis, questionnaire design and administration, etc.
Information Retrieval Theory (IU).+ Theoretical foundations of Information Retrieval and their relations to those of the allied fields of corpus linguistics and statistical natural language processing.
Introduction to Informatics (IU).+ Fundamental concepts of Informatics, exemplified especially for students of Bioinformatics and Human-Computer Interaction; the structure of the field as a scientific, professional and social enterprise, and its professional and ethical dimensions.
Introduction to Information Science (IU).+ Fundamental concepts of Information Science, their use in research and in practical application; the structure of the field as a scientific, professional and social enterprise.
Computation and Linguistic Analysis (IU).* Fundamentals of computational linguistics from a symbolic processing perspective, focusing on the recognition and parsing of strings of a language. Programming required in Prolog.
The Computer and Natural Language (UTA; Ph.D. required course).+ Applications of computers to linguistic analysis, including use of currently available software for data management, programming, text processing and corpus analysis.
Research Design and Statistics (UTA; Ph.D. required course).* Practical training in methodologies and analytical techniques common in linguistic research. Topics include qualitative vs. quantitative data analysis, questionnaire design and administration, laboratory protocol, field protocol, population sampling, statistical analysis, and research ethics.
Sociolinguistics of Society (UTA).* The study of macrosociolinguistics, including topics such as multilingualism, language standardization and planning, literacy, language dominance, maintenance and death, language and identity, diglossia, and pidgins and creoles.
Sociolinguistics (UTA).+ The study of language in its social context, including topics such as linguistic variation, address and reference, speech levels, bilingualism, code switching, social networks, speech acts, conversation analysis, and language and gender.
Structure of a Non-Western Language: The Indo-Aryan Languages (UTA).* Theoretical and descriptive study of the languages of the Indo-Aryan language family, including syntax, morphology, phonology and orthography.
Readings in Linguistics (UTA; Applied Linguistics perspective).* Readings and discussion of various linguistic theories, with an emphasis on their application to language acquisition and learning.
Professional Writing for Linguists (Ph.D. required course).* Students analyze and critique scholarly communications such as conference abstracts, book reviews, journal publications, grant proposals, and letters of application for academic positions.
Language Acquisition (UTA).+ Study of the processes of first and second language acquisition, their similarities and differences, language disorders, language perception and production, and implications of language acquisition research for linguistic theory and language teaching.
Thesis Writing (UTA). Writing course emphasizing organization, research and time-management skills for Linguistics Masters students writing theses.
Linguistic Analysis (UTA). Graduate-level introduction to linguistics, covering phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics, as well as social and historical perspectives on language.
Psycholinguistics (UTA). The study of the mind and brain, and their roles in the acquisition, processing and production of language.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (UTA). Presentation and critique of methodologies for ESL/EFL, with emphasis on skill areas, linguistic and cultural differences.
Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (UTA). Systematic study of the application of applied linguistics theory and findings to ESL/EFL teaching.
Contrastive and Error Analysis in Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (UTA). A study of contrastive and error analysis in understanding ESL/EFL; emphasis on current research.
ESL Intensive English (University of Dallas). Intensive English study for students pursuing masters-level studies in the field of Management.

Undergraduate Courses

Introduction to Informatics. Introduction to informatics; Freshman level

(Indiana University, Bloomington).

Introduction to Linguistic Analysis. Introduction to linguistics; Junior level

(Indiana University, Bloomington).

The Computer and Natural Language. Computational linguistics; Senior level

(Indiana University, Bloomington).

The English Language. Introduction to linguistics; Sophomore level

(California State University, San Bernardino).

Grammar and Linguistics. Descriptive and prescriptive grammar; Senior level

(California State University, San Bernardino).

Theories of Language Acquisition. Second language acquisition; Junior level

(California State University, San Bernardino).

Expository English Writing. Senior level

(California State University, San Bernardino).

Freshman Writing.

(California State University, San Bernardino).

Beginning Intensive Sinhala Language.

(Cornell University).

Intermediate Intensive Sinhala Language.

(Cornell University).

Graduate Student Supervision

Doctoral level

Committee Chair
1997. December. Robin Lombard, Ph.D. Linguistics, UT Arlington. Dissertation: Non-Native Speaker Collocations: A Corpus-Driven Characterization from the Writing of Native Speakers of Mandarin. Current employment: Project director, Microsoft corporation, Seattle, WA.
1998. June. Kathleen Tacelosky, Ph.D. Linguistics, UT Arlington. Dissertation: Mother Tongue Literacy and Bilingual Education Among the Shipibo of Amazonian Peru. (Recipient of First Place Award for Liberal Arts category in the 1998 UTA Graduate Student Research Competition.) Current employment: Assistant Professor, Spanish, William Jewel College.
1999. August. Connie Hodsdon, Ph.D. Humanities, UT Arlington. Dissertation: A Lexico-Semantic Feature Analysis of Racist Hate Discourse. Current employment: Language Program Consultant, Bibles International, Grand Rapids, MI.
2000. May. Shirley Wright, Ph.D. Linguistics, UT Arlington. Dissertation: Attitudes of native English-speaking professors toward university ESL students. Current employment: unknown.
2004. May. Elizabeth Peterson, Ph.D. Linguistics, Indiana University. Dissertation: Socially appropriate language variation: A study of Finnish requests, defended November 21, 2003, graduated May 2004.
David Rojas. Linguistics and Cognitive Science Ph.D. Advanced to candidacy, August 2004. Conducting dissertation research on automatic dialect identification.
Brady, Michael. Linguistics Ph.D. Completing coursework.
Clodfelder, Katri. Linguistics Ph.D. Completing coursework.
Ma, Xuan. Information Science Ph.D. Completing coursework and conducting research on quality assessment of health information websites.
Muzinich, Natasha. Linguistics and Computer Science Ph.D. Advanced to candidacy, 2004. Conducting dissertation research on latent structure in genomic and language sequence data.
Jonathan Warren. Information Science Ph.D. Currently completing coursework and conducting research on social networks and genre in amateur Flash.
Elijah L. Wright. Information Science Ph.D. Currently completing coursework and conducting research on folksonomies and tagging.
Committee Member
1996. August. Clive McClelland, Ph.D. Humanities. Dissertation: Interrelations of Prosody, Clause Structure and Discourse Pragmatics in Tarifit Berber (S. Herring, Chair). Current employment: Asia Director, Summer Institute of Linguistics.
1996. August. Susan Wykel, Ph.D. Humanities. Dissertation: A Contrastive Rhetoric of the Rhetorical Structures Employed in English Texts by Native Speakers of English and Native Speakers of Spanish (S. Herring, Chair). Current employment: Director, Oral English Program, University of Dallas Graduate School of Management.
1998. December. Carole Nix, Ph.D. Linguistics. Dissertation: The Impact of E-mail Use on Fourth Graders' Writing Skills (S. Herring, Chair).
2000. December. Deborah Johnson, Ph.D. Humanities. Dissertation: A discourse analysis of the 1998 United States Senate candidates' pre-election debates (S. Herring, Chair).
2004. Khaled El-Ghamry. Linguistics Ph.D. Dissertation:
2006. Kazuhiro Seki. Information Science Ph.D. Dissertation: "Hypothesis extraction from bioinformatic data" (J. Mostafa, Chair).
Vicki Anderson. Linguistics Ph.D. Advanced to candidacy, May 2004. Currently conducting research on Pennsylvania German.
Ewa Callahan. Information Science Ph.D. Advanced to candidacy, August 2003. Currently conducting dissertation research on cultural influences in website design.
Brian Jose. Linguistics Ph.D. Advanced to candidacy, May 2004. Currently conducting research on American English dialectology.
Anna Martinson. Information Science Ph.D. Advanced to candidacy, August 2002. Currently conducting dissertation research on gender .
Shashikant Penumarthy. Information Science Ph.D. Currently completing coursework and conducting research on PACS classification of Physical Review Letters .
Lois Scheidt. Information Science Ph.D. Currently completing coursework and conducting research on the use of computer-mediated communication by adolescents.

Masters Level

Committee Chair
Susan Carnell, M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, non-thesis, June 1994 .
Zehua Gao, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: First Language Phonological Influences on Second Language Acquisition, June 1995.
Chiung-Ming Wang, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: A Study of Gender and Language Attitudes of Adolescents in Taiwan, June 1995.
Siheon Yu, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: A Study of Korean-English Speakers? Intonation, June 1996.
Barbara Cameron, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: An Attitude Survey of Sierra Leone Krio, August 1996.
Nancy Baum, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: A Systemic Approach for Teaching Idioms to the Second Language Learner, December 1996.
Kwei-Chang Lin, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: A Study of the Use of English Textual Cohesive Devices by Chinese ESL Learners from Taiwan, December 1996.
Tom Savage, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: An Attitude Study of Three Alabama Speech Varieties, December 1996. (Recipient of Second Place Award for Liberal Arts category in the 1996 UTA Graduate Student Research Competition.)
Jeffrey Moy, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: A Discourse Analysis of ESL Students' Multidraft Essays Based on Rhetorical Structure Theory, December 1997.
Kelly Boehm, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: Language Use and Language Maintenance among the Tharu of the Indo-Nepal Tarai, June 1997.
David Close, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: Silence in Card Game Conversations, June 1998.
Sylvia Martinez, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: Language Attitudes in Urban Puerto Rico: A Socioeconomic and Sociocultural Study, December 1998.
Wi-Vun Taiffalo Chiung, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: Attitudes Toward Written Taiwanese in Taiwan, August 1999.
Christine Voth, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: A Genre Analysis of Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) Lists, June 1999.
Lori Dejmal, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: Language Attitudes Among Kurdish Refugees, June 2000.
Laura Gillette, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: Postverbal Position in Hindi Narrative Discourse, December 1999.
Jeongyi Lee, M.A. Linguistics (topic: Attitudes Toward Written Korean in Korea), June 2000.
Committee Member
Yang, Jui-Ha, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: Chinese Characters in Japanese Writing, December 1993 (J. Edmondson, Chair).
Vance Bradley, M.A.T. Education, non-thesis, June 1994 (J. Jacobson, Chair).
Eve Chen, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: Learning Strategies Used by Native and Non-Native Speakers (Chinese) in Understanding Graduate-Level Lectures, June 1994 (S. Herring, Chair).
Robert Johnson, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: A Comparison of Relative Clauses in the Writing of Korean and Spanish ESL Students, June 1994 (S.-J. Hwang, Chair).
Virginia Vinton, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: The Variable (th) in Dallas African American Vernacular English, June 1994 (S. Herring, Chair).
Suzann Saltzman, M.A. Humanities, non-thesis, August 1994 (J. Swearingen, Chair).
Karen Chadbourne Daley, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: The Use of Classifiers in Vietnamese Narrative Text, December 1995 (S. Herring, Chair).
Joohee Lee, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: The Affect (sic) of Korean Language Transfer in the Production of English /r/ and /l/: Theoretical and Pedagogical Considerations, December 1995 (D. Silva, Chair).
Taehong Cho, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: Vowel Correlates to Consonant Phonation: An Acoustic-Perceptual Study of Korean Obstruents, June 1996 (D. Silva, Chair).
Michael Lothers, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: Deixis in Kalam Kohistani Narrative Discourse, June 1996 (S. Herring, Chair).
Ed Boehm, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: A Phonological Reconstruction of Proto-Tharu, December 1997 (D. Silva, Chair).
Esther Kim, M.A. Linguistics, thesis: Korean Romanization in Computer-Mediated Communication, August 1997 (D. Silva, Chair).
Huina Yang, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: A Sociolinguistic Study of Native Taiwanese Speakers? Nonstandard Pronunciation of the Retroflex Sounds in Mandarin, December 1997 (D. Silva, Chair).
Tammie K. Harvey, M.A. Anthropology. Thesis: The Bali of Northeastern Congo-Kinshasa: Uncovering the History of a People Shrouded by the Ituri Rain Forest, December 1997 (J. Hansen, Chair).
Man-Ni Chu, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: Contrasts between Taipei and Beiging Mandarin Tones, December 1998 (D. Silva, Chair).
Brent Koehn, M.A. Linguistics. Thesis: Verbal Morphology and Salience in Hellenistic Greek, June 1999 (S. Herring, Chair).

University Service

College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington

Statistics
Department Formation Committee, June 2005 ? present. Participate in drafting and discussing preparations for the formation of a Department of Statistics, including arrangements for a site committee visit.
Statistics Department Proposal Committee, September 2002 ? June 2005. Participate in drafting proposals to the university under the Commitment to Excellence program. Our proposal was successful in the second round, being granted funding for the hiring of a statistics department chair in 2005.
Department of Linguistics
Curriculum Committee, September 2000 ? 2001. Duties include design of a Computational Linguistics M.A. curriculum, and new course proposals.
Search Committee, September 2005 ? present. Search for a tenure-track hire in Computational Linguistics.
Cognitive Science Program
Search Committee, September 2001 ? 2003. Search for a Computational Linguist position, joint with the department of Lingusitics. The two-year search ended in the successful hiring of Damir Cavar in Linguistics/Cognitive Science.
Search Committee, September 2004 ? present. Search for a tenure-track hire in the area of Computation and Language.
School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University Bloomington
Technology Committee, September 2001 ? June 2004. Review technical support needs and make recommendations to technical staff and general faculty about technical infrastructure issues.
Accreditation curriculum committee. School of Library and Information Science. Drafted sections of the curriculum report for the accreditation report draft, Fall 2003.
School of Informatics, Indiana University Bloomington
Search Committee, September 2001 ? 2002. Search for several positions in general informatics and Human-Computer Interaction.
Search Committee (area chair: Complex Systems, Mathematical and Logical Foundations), September 2003 ? present. Search for several positions in Complex Systems,
Mathematical and Logical Foundations. The search concluded with eight tenure-track hires in these areas.
Commitment to Excellence Committee, school of Informatics. Wrote and vetted proposals for funding under the Commitment to Excellence program, Fall 2003.
Fairness Committee, September 2001 ? present. Establish fairness policies and review fairness issues, especially concerning cases of alleged plagiarism. Committee chair.
Faculty Mentor, School of Informatics (mentees: Eli Blevis, Alessandro Flammini). Conducted consultations with mentees regarding university-related activities, especially research and teaching, evaluation procedures, etc.

University of Texas at Arlington

Program in Linguistics
Network and Computing Coordinator, September 1993 ? 2000. Duties include overseeing faculty computing workstations, managing linguistics student computer lab, departmental website and e-mail server, acquisition and installation of new computers.
Space Committee, September 1996 ? 2000. Duties include allocating office space and computing resources to Graduate Teaching and Research Assistants, developing proposal for new computer lab.
Curriculum Committee, September 1993 ? 2000. Duties include participation in redesigning the Linguistics M.A. curriculum, and in designing and implementing new curricula for a TESOL certificate program and a Ph.D. program in Linguistics.
Research Committee, September 1995 ? 2000; chair September 1997 ? present. Duties include reviewing proposals for University of Texas at Arlington Research Enhancement Program.
Student Support Committee, September 1997 ? 2000. Duties include reviewing applications for graduate student financial aid.
Graduate Teaching Assistant Supervisor, ESOL 1341, ESOL 1342, September 1993 ? Spring 1998. Duties involved overseeing Graduate Teaching Assistants assigned to ESOL courses, visiting classes, evaluation and mentoring.
Graduate Teaching Assistant Supervisor, Ling 3311, January ? May 1995. Duties involved overseeing Graduate Teaching Assistant assigned to introductory linguistics courses, visiting classes, evaluation and mentoring.
Comprehensive Examination Committee, January 1995 ? December 1996. Duties involved coordinating the compilation, administration and grading of the M.A. comprehensive examination.
College of Liberal Arts
Graduate Humanities Program, Graduate Studies Committee, January 1999 ? present. Duties include participating in policy and decision-making concerning the Graduate Humanities M.A. program.
College of Liberal Arts Research Committee, Linguistics representative, September 1997 ? December 1998. Duties included reviewing proposals for the University of Texas at Arlington Research Enhancement Program and for Faculty Development Leaves.
College of Liberal Arts Faculty Council, Linguistics representative, January 1995 ? Fall 1998. Duties included reviewing proposals for faculty governance at the college level.
College of Liberal Arts Curriculum Committee, Linguistics representative, September 1993 ? August 1995. Duties included reviewing course proposals and undergraduate course catalog revisions.
University-Level Service
State Employees Charitable Campaign, Linguistics Program representative, September 1995 ? 1998. Duties involved providing information to staff and faculty about charitable donation programs.

Professional Service

Associate Editor and Editorial Board member, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. Duties include technical oversight of the online journal.
Editorial Board Member, Language Variation and Change (2005?present).
Editorial Advisor, Southwest Journal of Linguistics (1998?2000).

Peer Reviewing

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (1999?present).
Language Variation and Change (2003-present).
The Multilingual Internet, B. Danet and S. Herring, eds. (2003-2005).
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Persistent Conversation Minitrack, T. Erickson and S. Herring, organizers (2002-2005); Digital Genres minitrack, B. Kwasnick N. Levina, and D. Roussinov, organizers (2005).
Association for Computing in the Humanities/Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing conference (2004?2005).
The Information Society, R. Kling and H. Sawhney, eds. (2001).
Language Learning and Technology (1999?2000).
Southwest Journal of Linguistics (1998?2000).
Anthropological Linguistics (1994).
Routledge, Linguistics section (1994).

Membership in Professional Organizations

New Ways of Analyzing Variation, 1994 to present.
International Society for Humor Studies, 1994 to present.
Association for Computing Machinery, 1995 to present.
American Association for Applied Linguistics, 1995 to present.
Association for Computational Linguistics, 1996 to present.
Association of Internet Researchers, 2000 to present.