Kirk Hazen

West Virginia University

Short Bio: 
Kirk Hazen is Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English at WVU and winner of the 2014-2015 Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award in the Humanities. Hazen has been the founding director of the West Virginia Dialect Project since 1998. His most recent book is An Introduction to Language (Wiley 2015), and he can be found on Twitter @DrDialect.
Research interests: 
Language Variation and Change
Sociolinguistics
Dialectology