Nichols, Patricia Causey
Linguistics & Language Development
Year Retired from SJSU
Winthrop College (University), 1958, B.A., English
University of Minnesota, 1969, M.A., English
San José State University, 1972, M.A., Linguistics
Stanford University, 1976, Ph.D., Linguistics
"Linguistic Change in Gullah: Sex, Age, and Mobility"
Hampton (VA) City Schools 1958-1960;
CA Community Colleges 1969-1972;
San José State University 1973-2000;
U of South Carolina 1980-1981.
Administrative and Professional Experience
Coordinator, English Education, 1986-1990;
Coordinator, Secondary Education Intern Program, 1998-2000
California Education Round Table -Task Force on K-12 English Standards;
SJSU Board of General Education;
President, SJSU Emeritus Faculty
Voices of Our Ancestors: Language Contact in Early South Carolina, U of South Carolina Press (2009; 2022 pb, e-bk).
"Creole Languages: Forging New Identities" in Language in the USA eds. Finnegan & Rickford, Cambridge U Press 133-152 (2004).
"Pidgins and Creoles," in Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching, eds. McKay & Hornberger, Cambridge UP 195-217 (1996).
“Identifying the Languages and Cultures of Our Students,” Murray, Nichols, & Heisch, in Diversity as Resource, ed Murray, TESOL Publications 63-83 (1992).
"Language in the Attic: Claiming our Linguistic Heritage," in Diversity as Resource, ed Murray, TESOL Publications 275-293 (1992).
"Networks and Hierarchies: Language and Social Stratification," in Language and Power, eds Kramarae, Schulz, & O'Barr, Sage Publications 23-42 (1984).
"Black and White Speaking in the Rural South: Difference in the Pronominal System," American Speech 58, 201-215 (1983).