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Matt Garley

Visiting Assistant Professor

Matt Garley 


Ph.D., Linguistics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.A., Linguistics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.A., Government, Foreign Languages

New Mexico State University

Highlighted Publications 

"Beefmoves: Dissemination, Diversity, and Dynamics of English Borrowings in a German Hip Hop Forum." Proceedings of the 50th Association for Computational Linguistics (July 2012): 135-39.

"Realkeepen: Anglicisms in the German Hip-hop Community." The Languages of Global Hip-hop. Ed. Terkourafi, Marina. London: Continuum, 2010. 277-99.

With Terkourafi, Marina, and Benjamin Slade. "A Text in Speech’s Clothing: Discovering Specific Functions of Formulaic Expressions in Beowulf and Blogs." Perspectives on Formulaic Language. Ed. David Wood. London: Continuum, 2010. 213-33.

With Terkourafi, Marina, and Benjamin Slade. "Hwaet! LOL! – Common Formulaic Functions in Beowulf and Blogs." Proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (2009): 111-26.

"LOL, What a Tangled Web We Weave: Strategies for Coherence in Instant Messaging Discourse." Texas Linguistic Forum 52. Ed. Amy Brown, Katie Feyh, and Josh Iorio. Austin, TX: 2008. 44-58. 

Areas of Specialization


Courses Taught

ENG 310: Introduction to English Linguistics
ENG 618: Introduction to Linguistic Science
TSL 634: Language and Culture

Awards and Distinctions

Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) Postdoctoral
  Junior Research Fellowship, Freiburg, Germany, 2013

Beckman Institute Cognitive Science / Artificial Intelligence Award 2010

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst / German
  Academic Exchange Service Graduate Research Grant

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Linguistic Society of America


Dr. Matt Garley

Faculty Hall 7B2

Murray State University

Murray KY 42071-3341


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