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Ronald R. Butters, Professor of Linguistics

Ronald R. Butters
Office Location:  314 Allen Building
Office Phone:  919-423-8866
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Curriculum Vitae
  • Ph.D. University of Iowa 1967
  • B.A. University of Iowa 1962

Legal Anthropology
North America

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. "How Not to Strike it Rich: Semantics, Pragmatics, and Semiotics of A Massachusetts Lottery Ticket." Applied Linguistics  (2004).  [abs]
  2. Butters, RR. "Chance as Cause of Language Variation and Change." Journal of English Linguistics  ( 2001).
  3. Butters, RR. "’We didn’t realize that lite beer was supposed to suck!’: The Putative Vulgarity of X sucks in American English." Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America  ( 2001).  [abs]
  4. "“What Is About to Take Place Is a Murder": Construing the Racist Subtext in a Small-Town Virginia Courtroom." Language in Action: New Studies of Language and Society. Edited by Peg Griffin, Joy Peyton, Walt Wolfram, and Ralph Fasold.  (2000).

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