The CLASP curriculum, as part of its teaching mission, is designed to foster and encourage graduate student publications. Below is an abbreviated list of publications by current and former students in the CLASP program.

Note: If you are a current or former CLASP student, we would like to add citations for your publications to this page! Please send your information to the CLASP Director, Kira Hall, at

Books, Edited Volumes, and Special Issues

  • Zimman, Lal, Jenny Davis, and Joshua Raclaw. 2014. Queer Excursions: Retheorizing Binaries in Language, Gender, and Sexuality. New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Nilep, Chad, and Simon Potter, eds. 2013. Special Issue: Proceedings of the Symposium on Academic Writing and Critical Thinking. NU Ideas 2(2).

  • Hodges, Adam, ed. 2013. Discourses of War and Peace. New York: Oxford University Press (Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics Series).

  • Hodges, Adam. 2011. The ‘War on Terror’ Narrative: Discourse and Intertextuality in the Construction and Contestation of Sociopolitical Reality. New York: Oxford University Press (Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics Series).

  • Schneider, Christopher, Robert Gardner, and John Bryce Merrill, eds. 2010. Studies in Symbolic Interaction: Special Issue on Music.

  • Hodges, Adam and Chad Nilep, eds. 2007. Discourse, War, and Terrorism.Amsterdam: John Benjamins (Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture Series).

  • Frajzyngier, Zygmunt, Adam Hodges, and David Rood, eds. 2005. Linguistic Diversity and Language Theories. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters


  • Edelman, Elijah, and Lal Zimman. Forthcoming. “Boycunts and bonus holes: Discourses about transmasculine bodies and the sexual productivity of genitals.” Journal of Homosexuality, special issue on Trans Sexualities, edited by Carla A. Pfeffer.

  • Zimman, Lal. Forthcoming. “Agency and the gendered voice: Metalinguistic rejections of vocal masculinization among female-to-male transgender speakers.” Anna Babel (ed.), Awareness and Control in Sociolinguistic Research.


  • Hodges, Adam. 2015. “Intertextuality in discourse.” In Deborah Schiffrin, Deborah Tannen, and Heidi Hamilton (eds.), The Handbook of Discourse Analysis, Second Edition, pp. 42-60. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Hughes, Jessica. M. F., and Karen Tracy. 2015. Indexicality. In Karen Tracy (ed.), International encyclopedia of language and social interaction, pp. 788-793. Boston: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Nilep, Chad, and Kira Hall. 2015. “Code-switching, globalization, and identity.” In Deborah Schiffrin, Deborah Tannen, and Heidi Hamilton (eds.), The Handbook of Discourse Analysis, Second Edition. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.


  • Avelar, M.V. 2014. “Identidades Sociais e(m) Interações Linguísticas. Negociando Identidades em Chamadas Telefônicas de Serviço.” Entrepalavras 4(1):57-81

  • Boromisza-Habashi, David and Parks, Russel M. 2014. “The Communal Function of Social Interaction on an Online Academic Newsgroup.” Western Journal of Communication 78(2):194-212.

  • Davis, Jenny. 2014. “More than just ‘gay Indians’: Intersecting articulations of Two-Spirit gender, sexuality, and indigenousness.” In Lal Zimman, Joshua Raclaw, and Jenny Davis (eds.), Queer Excursions: Retheorizing Binaries in Language, Gender, and Sexuality, pp. 62-80. New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Davis, Jenny, Lal Zimman, and Joshua Raclaw. 2014. “Opposites attract: Retheorizing binaries in language, gender, and sexuality.” In Lal Zimman, Jenny Davis, and Joshua Raclaw (eds.), Queer Excursions: Retheorizing Binaries in Language, Gender, and Sexuality. New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Hoover, J. J., & Sarris, J. S. 2014. “Six Essential Instructional Roles to Implement Response to Intervention Models: Perceptions of Highly Qualified Special Educators.” American Journal of Educational Research 2(5):257-266.

  • Sarris, J. S. 2014. “Connect with business networking websites.” In C.S.C. Chan and E. Frendo (eds.), New Ways in Teaching Business English, pp. 139-141. Alexandrian, VA: TESOL International Association.

  • Tracy, Karen, and Jessica M. F. Hughes. 2014. “Democracy-appealing partisanship: A situated ideal of citizenship.” Journal of Applied Communication Research42(3):307-324.

  • Zimman, Lal. 2014. “The discursive construction of sex: Remaking and reclaiming the gendered body in talk about genitals among trans men.” In Lal Zimman, Joshua Raclaw, and Jenny Davis (eds.), Queer Excursions: Retheorizing Binaries in Language, Gender, and Sexuality, 13-34. New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Zimman, Lal. 2014. “Gender and the voice.” Laura Erickson-Schroth (ed.), Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource Guide for the Transgender Community, pp. 127. New York: Oxford University Press


  • Buckley, P., Jensen Lasser, C., Scornavacco, K., Klingner, J., Boardman, A. 2013. “Strengthening comprehension with Collaborative Strategic Reading.” In R. Slavin (ed.), Better: Evidence-based education, pp. 12-13. Heslington, York: Institute for Effective Education, University of York.

  • Eppolito, A., Jensen Lasser, C., & Klingner, J. 2013. “English language learners and learning disabilities.” In J. Bakken, S. Obiakor and A. F. Rotatori (eds.), Learning disabilities: Identification, assessment, and instruction of students with LD, pp.141-160. United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing.

  • Fitts, Shanan and Bowers, E. 2013. “Developing academic English with English language learners: A study of mainstream classroom practices.” In M. B. Arias and C. Faltis (eds.), Academic Language in Second Language Learning. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

  • Hodges, Adam. 2013. “The generic U.S. presidential war narrative: Justifying military force and imagining the nation.” In Adam Hodges (ed.), Discourses of War and Peace, pp. 47-68. New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Hodges, Adam. 2013. “War, peace, and discourse.” In Adam Hodges (ed.), Discourses of War and Peace, pp. 3-19. New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Nilep, Chad. 2013. “Distinct functions of quotative markers: Evidence from Meidai Kaiwa Corpus.” 言語文化論集 35(1):87-103.

  • Nilep, Chad. 2013. “Promising without speaking: Ideologies of promises and personalism in Japanese electoral politics.” In Adam Hodges (ed.), Discourses of War and Peace, pp. 145-167. New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Zimman, Lal. 2013. “Hegemonic masculinity and the variability of gay-sounding speech: The perceived sexuality of transgender men.” Journal of Language & Sexuality 2(1):5-43.


  • Adkins, Madeleine, and Jenny Davis. 2012. “The naïf, the sophisticate, and the party girl: Regional and gender stereotypes in Breton language web videos.” Gender and Language 6(2).

  • Avelar, Marcus V. 2012. “Code-switching, speech alignment, and language ideologies in the Brazilian media.” LL Journal 7.

  • Bowers, E., and Fitts, S. 2011. “Introduction.” In E. Bowers and L. Keisler, Building Academic English through content area text: Strategies to support English language learners, pp. 4-18. Huntington Beach, CA: Shell Education

  • Cantrell, Akiyo, and Chad Nilep. 2012. “‘You are contagious’: When talk of radiation fears overwrites the truth.” NU Ideas 1(1):15-19.

  • Fitts, Shanan and Gross, L. A. 2012. “Teacher candidates learning from English learners: Constructing concepts of language and culture in Tuesday's tutors after-school program.” Teacher Education Quarterly 39(4):75-96.

  • Hernandez, J. 2012. “Bilingualism in the USA: The Case of the Chicano-Latino Community, by Fredric Field.” Bilingual Research Journal: The Journal of the National Association for Bilingual Education35(1):116-118.

  • Hopewell, Susan, and Jaclyn Hernandez. 2012. “Literacy squared: Reconceptualizing biliteracy instruction.” Dual Language on Demand 10:3-6.

  • Jurow, A. Susan, Rita Tracy, Jacqueline S. Hotchkiss, and Ben Kirshner. 2012. “Designing for the future: How the learning sciences can inform the trajectories of preservice teachers.” Journal of Teacher Education XX(X):1-14.

  • Raclaw, Joshua. 2012. “Approaches to ‘context’ within conversation analysis.” Colorado Research in Linguistics 23(1):58-79.

  • Stone, Lynda D., Charles Underwood, and Jacqueline Hotchkiss. 2012. “The relational habitus: Intersubjective processes in learning settings.” Human Development 55:665-691.


  • Grammon, Devin. 2011. “Variation and attitude: A study of language ideologies among three CU students of Spanish speaking heritage.” Revista Calandria 1.1.


  • Avelar, Marcus V. 2010. “Fora do alfabeto? Hibridismo e normatização de identidades sexuais.” Letras & Letras 26:389-403.

  • Bowers, E., Fitts, S., Quirk, M., and Jung, W. 2010. “Effective strategies for developing academic English: A study of teacher practices and student achievement.” Bilingual Research Journal 33(1):95-110.

  • Fitts, Shanan and Weisman, E. 2010. “Exploring questions of social justice in bilingual/bicultural teacher education: Towards a parity of participation.” The Urban Review 42(5):373-393.

  • Gross, L. A., Fitts, S., Goodson-Espy, T., and Clark, A. M. 2010. “Self as teacher: Preliminary role identification of the potential teaching candidate.” Australian Journal of Teacher Education 35(2):1-19.

  • Hodges, Adam. 2010. “Discursive constructions of global war and terror.” In Nikolas Coupland (ed.), Handbook of Language and Globalization, 305-322. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Merrill, John Bryce. 2010. “Music and (inter)action.” In Studies in Symbolic Interaction: Special Issue on Music, edited by Christopher Schneider, Robert Gardner, and John Bryce Merrill.

  • Merrill, John Bryce. 2010. “Music to remember me by: Technologies of memory in home music recording.” Symbolic Interaction 33(1).

  • Zimman, Lal, and Kira Hall. 2010. “Language, embodiment, and the ‘third sex.’” In Dominic Watt and Carmen Llamas (eds.), Language and Identities. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 166-178.

  • Zimman, Lal. 2010. “Female-to-male transsexuals and gay-sounding voices: A pilot study.” Colorado Research in Linguistics 22(1).

  • Zimman, Lal. 2010. “Biology, socialization, and identity: Accounting for the voices of female-to-male transsexuals”. eLanguage (extended abstract from 2008 LSA talk).


  • Hodges, Adam, Valerie Krugler, and Deborah Law. 2004. “A corpus study on the item-based nature of early grammar acquisition.” Colorado Research in Linguistics 17.

  • Nilep, Chad. 2009. “Sibling interaction and symbolic capital: Toward a theory of political micro-economy.” Journal of Pragmatics 41(9):1683-1692.

  • Fitts, Shanan. 2009. “Exploring third space in a dual-language setting: Opportunities and challenges.” Journal of Latinos and Education 8(2):87-104.

  • Zimman, Lal. 2009. “’The other kind of coming out’: Transgender people and the coming out narrative genre.” Gender & Language 3(1):53-80.


  • Fitts, Shanan, Winstead, L., Weisman, E. M., Flores, S. Y., and Valenciana, C. 2008. “Coming to voice: Preparing bilingual-bicultural teachers for social justice.” Equity & Excellence in Education 41(3):357-371.

  • Hodges, Adam. 2008. “The politics of recontextualization: Discursive competition over claims of Iranian involvement in Iraq.” Discourse & Society 19(4):479-501.

  • Hodges, Adam. 2008. “The dialogic emergence of ‘truth’ in politics: Reproduction and subversion of the ‘war on terror’ discourse.” Colorado Research in Linguistics21.

  • Merrill, John Bryce. 2008. “Making it, not making it: Creating music in everyday life.” In Phillip Vannini (ed.), Material Culture and Technology in Everyday Life: Ethnographic Approaches. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.


  • Hodges, Adam. 2007. “The narrative construction of identity: The adequation of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden in the ‘war on terror.” In Adam Hodges and Chad Nilep (eds.), Discourse, War and Terrorism, pp. 67-87. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

  • Hodges, Adam, and Chad Nilep. 2007. “Introduction: Discourse, war, and terrorism.” In Adam Hodges and Chad Nilep (eds.), Discourse, War and Terrorism, pp. 1-18. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

  • Hodges, Adam. 2007. “The political economy of truth in the ‘war on terror’ discourse: Competing visions of an Iraq/al Qaeda connection.” Social Semiotics17(1):5-20.

  • Klingner, J. K., and Fitts, S. 2007. “Supporting learning in the content areas.” In J. J. Hoover, J. K. Klingner, L. M. Baca, and J. R. Patton (Authors),Methods for teaching culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional learners, pp. 249-287. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Prentice Hall.

  • Merrill, John Bryce. 2007. “Stories of narrative: On social scientific uses of narrative in multiple disciplines.” Colorado Research in Linguistics 20(1).

  • Merrill, John Bryce. 2007. “Him: Remembering the person.” Symbolic Interaction30(4).


  • Fitts, Shanan. 2006. “‘Reconstructing the status quo: Linguistic interaction in a dual-language school,” CBilingual Research Journal 30(2):337-365.

  • Nilep, Chad. 2006. “‘Code Switching’ in sociocultural linguistics.” Colorado Research in Linguistics 19.


  • Grivicic, Tamara, and Chad Nilep. 2004. “When phonation matters: The use and function of yeah and creaky voice.” Colorado Research in Linguistics 17.

  • Nilep, Chad. 2004. “Practice and domination: Notes toward a theory of political micro-economy.” Colorado Research in Linguistics 17.

  • Nilep, Chad. 2004. “Identity and Code Choice.” In X.P. Rodríguez Yáñez, A.M. Lorenzo Suárez, and F. Ramallo, Actas do II Simposio Internacional sobre o Bilingüismo. Vigo, Galicia, Spain: Servizo de Publicacións da Universidade de Vigo.


  • Nilep, Chad, and Junko Fujimoto. 2003. “Animating functions of quotative particles to and tte in spoken Japanese.” JSLS 2003 The 5th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Science. 60-65.

Book Reviews

  • Fitts, Shanan. 2005. Media Review of The Color of Fear and Skin Deep. Educational Studies 38(2):198-205.

  • Fitts, Shanan. 2006. Review of Making race visible: Literacy research for cultural understanding. 2004. Language in Society 35(5):771-775.

  • Fitts, Shanan. 2006. Review of Otto Santa Ana’s Tongue-tied: The lives of multilingual children in public schools. 2004. Interactions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, 2(2).

  • Fridy, Jessica M. 2012. Review of Marina Terkourafi’s (ed.), The Languages of Global Hip Hop. Language In Society 41(3):408-409.

  • Grammon, Devin. 2011. Review of Riviera-Mills, Susana V., and Daniel J. Villa’s (eds.) Spanish of the U.S. Southwest: A Language in Transition. Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2010. LL Journal 12.

  • Hernandez, Jaclyn. 2012. Review of Fredric Field’s Bilingualism in the USA: The Case of the Chicano-Latino Community. Bilingual Research Journal: The Journal of the National Association for Bilingual Education 35(1):116-118.

  • Hirschey, Olivia. 2018. Navigating conversations in childhood cancer treatment: review of Uncertain Futures, Health Communication. DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2018.1536944

  • Hodges, Adam. 2004. Review of M. Talbot, K. Atkinson, and D. Atkinson’s Language and Power in the Modern World. 2003. Journal of Sociolinguistics8(2):311-314.

  • Hodges, Adam. 2005. Review of Paul Chilton’s Analyzing Political Discourse. 2004. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies 2(4):244-247.

  • Hodges, Adam. 2006. Review of Judith Baxter’s Positioning Gender in Discourse.2003. Discourse & Society 17(4):551-552.

  • Hodges, Adam. 2007. Review of Jan Blommaert’s Discourse: A Critical Introduction. 2005. Discourse & Society 18(1):115-117.

  • Hodges, Adam. 2007. Review of Ruth Wodak and Paul Chilton’s A New Agenda in Critical Discourse Analysis. 2005. Journal of Sociolinguistics 11(1):98-102.

  • Hodges, Adam. 2008. Review of John E. Joseph’s (2006) Language and Politics. Journal of Sociolinguistics 12(1): 112-116.

  • Hodges, Adam. 2010. Review of A. Hoskins and B. O’Loughlin’s Television and Terror: Conflicting Times and the Crisis of News Discourse. 2007. Journal of Sociolinguistics 14(1):146-149.

  • Hodges, Adam. 2010. Review of L. Chouliaraki’s The Soft Power of War. 2007. Journal of Sociolinguistics 14(3): 406-409.

  • Hodges, Adam. 2012. Review of Ruth Wodak’s The Discourse of Politics in Action: Politics as Usual. Language in Society 41(4):530-533.

  • Merrill, John Bryce, and Joseph D. Grobelny. 2008. “Brain, Self, and Society: An Instructive Review of Two Books on Music and the Brain.” Symbolic Interaction31(4).

  • Nilep, Chad. 2004. Book Notice of Haru Yamada’s Different Games, Different Rules: Why Americans and Japanese Misunderstand Each Other. 2002. Language80(4):905.

  • Nilep, Chad. 2004. Review of Paul Chilton’s Analysing Political Discourse: Theory and Practice. 2004. Journal of Pragmatics 36(12):2197-2201.

  • Nilep, Chad. 2005. Review of Haru Yamada’s Different Games, Different Rules: Why Americans and Japanese Misunderstand Each Other. 2002. Journal of Pragmatics37(1):99-102.

  • Nilep, Chad. 2006. Review of Aneta Pavlenko and Adrian Blackledge (eds) Negotiation of Identity in Multilingual Contexts. 2004. Journal of Pragmatics 38(2):276-281.

  • Nilep, Chad. 2006. Review of Nanette Gottlieb’s Language and Society in Japan.2005. Journal of Pragmatics 38(8):1313-1318.

  • Nilep, Chad. 2007. Review of Emi Morita’s Negotiation of Contingent Talk. 2005. Language in Society 36(1):144-145.

  • Nilep, Chad. 2008. Review of Yasuko Kanno’s Language and Education in Japan.2008. Linguist List 19.3806.

  • Nilep, Chad. 2010. Review of Niko Besnier’s Gossip and the Everyday Production of Politics. eLanguage.

  • Raclaw, Josh. 2012. Review of Gerda H. Schokkin’s “Ja Toch?” Linguistic Style, Discourse Markers, and Construction of Identity by Adolescents in Amsterdam. Linguist List 23:3144.

  • Sarris, Juli. 2011. Review of D. Nunan and J. Choi’s (eds.), Language and Culture: Reflective Narratives and the Emergence of Identity. Routledge, 2010. Language and Education 25(6):561-564.

  • Spinner, Steven. 2012. Book review of Aaron Berkowitz’s The Improvising Mind. Worlds of Music 1(1).

  • Spinner, Steven. Forthcoming. Book review of Christopher Dennis’s Afro-Colombian Hip Hop. Latin American Music Review Journal 34(2).

  • Williams, Nicholas. 2011. Review of Marian Klamer’s A Grammar of Teiwa. Linguist List 22.3994.

  • Williams, Nicholas. 2012. Book note on Zane Goebel’s Language, Migration, and Identity: Neighborhood Talk in Indonesia. Language in Society.

  • Williams, Nicholas. 2012. Review of Günter Senft’s (ed.), Endangered Austronesian and Australian Aboriginal languages: Essays on Language Documentation, Archiving and Revitalization. Linguist List 23.2382.

  • Zimman, Lal. 2007. Review of Judith Baxter’s (ed.) Speaking Out: The Female Voice in Public Contexts. Gender and Language 1(2):327-334.

  • Zimman, Lal. 2011. Booknote on Ikuko Patricia Yuasa’s Culture and Gender of Voice Pitch: A Sociophonetic Comparison of the Japanese and Americans. Language in Society 40(2):251-252.

  • Zimman, Lal. 2011. Review of Jan Blommaert and Jie Dong’s Ethnographic Fieldwork. Linguist List 22.1330.