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Kit Callaway

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Ph.D. Candidate
Graduate Teaching Assistant

Kit is a Ph.D. student with research interests in language variation and change. Their dissertation is about the development and use of gender-neutral pronouns in nonbinary and genderqueer communities.

Education:

Kit received a B.A. Honors in Linguistics from The University of Texas at El Paso.

Specific Research Areas:
  • Gender and language
  • Gender-neutral pronouns
  • Usage-based linguistics
  • Lifespan change
  • Sociophonetics
Dissertation/Thesis Title:
From Ey to Ze: Gender-Neutral Pronouns as Pronominal Change
Awards and Special Recognitions:

Outstanding Linguistics Major from the University of Texas at El Paso, 2016

 

Courses Taught:
Events featuring Kit Callaway
Park Hall 114

Title: "A Wise Man Always Watches Their Words: Acceptability Variation in Singular 'They'"

Articles Featuring Kit Callaway
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 13:49pm

Congratulations to Linguistics doctoral student, Kit Callaway, for successfully defending their 2nd qualifying paper entitled "A Wise Man Always Watches Their Words: Acceptability Variation in Singular They" and being admitted to candidacy!

Major Professor:

Associate Professor

Committee Members

Professor and Department Head
Associate Professor

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