Web picI’m an Associate Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English and Linguistics at the University of Mary Washington. My areas of specialization are in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, linguistic anthropology with a specific focus on race, immigration, citizenship, and identity.


You can reach me at the following address:

Department of English and Linguistics
University of Mary Washington
1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401


or at jlee8(at)umw(dot)edu


Does language shape thought? Do the languages we speak affect how we live our lives? In a forthcoming article in Language, I revisit one of the oldest debates in the social sciences. Here’s a mega-🧵 to whet your appetite!

Yes, we are sticking with our plan to be 100% in person for teaching – despite the high covid positive rates – but try not to be negative. Think about the great data we’ll have for studying covid! We think we might even be able to fund a new center!

First day of the new contract period. 4 meetings and I’m exhausted. This semester is so unpredictable. Lots of confusion and uncertainties.

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