Caroline Myrick
Caroline Myrick

Caroline Myrick

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Tompkins 206
919-513-8042 (office)
cmmyrick at ncsu dot edu


Ph.D. in Sociology, North Carolina State University, in progress
M.A. in English (Linguistics), North Carolina State University, 2013
B.A. in Linguistics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2010
B.A. in Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2010

Research Interests

Language variation and change, Lesser-known varieties of English, Descriptive linguistics, Sociophonetics, Language and gender, Dialect awareness, Community engagement

Recent Publications & Presentations

2013. Myrick, Caroline. Putting Saban English on the Map: A Descriptive Analysis of English Language Variation on Saba. Unpublished Masters capstone, North Carolina State University, under direction of Dr. Walt Wolfram.

2013. Myrick, Caroline. "Big-time Variation in Small-Time Communities: Sociolinguistic Diversity on Saba." SouthEastern Conference on Linguistics 81, Spartanburg, SC, April 5.

2013. Forrest, Jon, Caroline Myrick, Joel Schneier, & Walt Wolfram. "Explaining the Source of Prosodic Rhythm in L2-English Timing." SouthEastern Conference on Linguistics 81, Spartanburg, SC, April 6.

2013. Myrick, Caroline, & Arika Dean. "What is Saban English? A Sociolinguistic Analysis of a Caribbean Dialect Isolate." Poster, 8th Annual Graduate Students Research Symposium, Raleigh, NC, March 29.

2013. Forrest, Jon, & Caroline Myrick. "'The Intertwining of Two Identities': A Generational Study of CS Practices Among Hungarian/English Bilinguals." NC State English Graduate Conference, Raleigh, NC, February 23.

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ENG/WGS 327: Language and Gender

Course Syllabi

See the courses page for sample syllabi from courses in years past.


Uptalk, negative politeness strategies, and Lil Wayne

Awards and Honors

2011-present. Graduate Teaching Assistantship, North Carolina State University

2013. Distinguished Capstone Award, Department of English, NC State University

2013. Second place poster award (Humanities and Design category) at 8th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, NC State University

2012. Research support, North Carolina Language and Life Project. Fieldwork collecting and analyzing sociolinguistic interviews on the island of Saba, Dutch Caribbean, (P.I.)