Whitley, M. Stanley 1948-

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WHITLEY, M. Stanley 1948-


PERSONAL: Born April 14, 1948, in Concord, NC; son of Melvin and Marie (Yow) Whitley; married Mary Jo Hord, August 12, 1972; children: Steven, Philip. Education: Wake Forest University, B.A., 1970; Cornell University, Ph.D., 1974. Politics: "I vote (by secret ballot)." Religion: Christian. Hobbies and other interests: Music, astronomy, pipe collecting.

ADDRESSES: Home—1900 Turfwood Dr., Pfafftown, NC 27040. Offıce—Department of Romance Languages, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109. E-mail—[email protected]


CAREER: West Virginia University, Morgantown, professor of linguistics, 1974-89; University of North
Carolina—Charlotte, associate professor of Spanish, 1989-90; Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, professor of Spanish and linguistics, 1990—.

MEMBER: International Phonetic Association, Linguistics Society of America, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.


WRITINGS:


Generative Phonology Workbook, University of Wisconsin Press (Milwaukee, WI), 1978.

(With others) Puntas de partida, Random House (New York, NY), 1981.

Living in the States, Intensive Language Institute, Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC), 1982.

Spanish/English Contrasts: A Course in Spanish Linguistics, Georgetown University Press (Washington, DC), 1986.

(With Luis González) Gramática para la composición, Georgetown University Press (Washington, DC), 2000.

Author of language and linguistics curriculum materials. Contributor to books, including Contemporary Studies in Romance Linguistics, edited by M. Suñer and L. Waugh, Georgetown University Press (Washington, DC), 1978. Contributor of articles and reviews to academic journals, including Hispanic Linguistics, Hispania, Journal of the Japanese Association of Language Teachers, Lingua, Linguistics, and American Speech.


WORK IN PROGRESS: Revising Spanish/English Contrasts: A Course in Spanish Linguistics, to include contemporary research; The Phonicon, a "multimedia digital encyclopedia of the sounds of the world's languages," to be published on CD-ROM, for Summer Institute of Linguistics; Applied Linguistics and the Teaching of Languages; Pronouncing English: A Stress-based Approach, with Richard Teschner.

SIDELIGHTS: M. Stanley Whitley told CA: "The primary motivation for my writing is an outgrowth of my teaching and research. My writing is influenced by data from empirical studies of language usage. The writing process begins with ideas based on analysis of usage and grows into a hypothesis spurring further investigation. I spend a lot of time refining and perfecting a final manuscript—perhaps too much time—until reaching a stopping place to submit it for publication."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:


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Wake Forest University Web site,http://www.wfu.edu/ (July 11, 2002), "M. Stanley Whitley."

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