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Prof. Anne L. Curzan

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Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of En...

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University of Michigan
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor , Michigan 48109
United States

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Employment History


  • Ph.D. , English Language and Literature
    University of Michigan
  • B.A. , Linguistics
    Yale University
  • M.A.
    University of Michigan
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Professor Anne Curzan ..., 4 Aug 2015 [cached]
Professor Anne Curzan Ph.D. University of Michigan
Professor Anne Curzan Ph.D. University of Michigan
Award-winning Professor Anne Curzan of the University of Michigan approaches the subject like an archaeologist, digging below the surface to uncover the story of words, from the humble "she" to such SAT words as "conflagration" and "pedimanous."
Professor Curzan celebrates English for all its nuances and curiosities. By stepping back to excavate the language as a linguist, she shows you there is no such thing as a boring word.
As Professor Curzan takes you through the centuries and around the world to reveal how our language came to be, she unpacks the myth that there was once a "pure English" that we can look back to with nostalgia. Even during the Renaissance, English purists were concerned about the infiltration of foreign words into English.
Professor Curzan sympathizes with the impulse to conserve the old language, even citing the verb "interface" as one of the words she wishes would just go away. Yet despite this sympathy, she also recognizes the naturalness of change.
At the heart of this course is the wonderful Professor Curzan. With energy, enthusiasm, and a democratic approach to language, she takes you on a journey from Beowulf and the Battle of Hastings to modern-day blogs and chat rooms. She brings you teenage slang and Internet-speak, and she delves deeply into the history of English and the field of linguistics.
As an award-winning professor, a member of the American Dialect Society, and a member of the American Heritage Dictionary's usage panel, Professor Curzan knows her material, and she presents a wealth of information in this comprehensive course.
Anne Curzan
Anne Curzan, Ph.D.
Dr. Anne Curzan is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of English at the University of Michigan. She earned a B.A. in Linguistics from Yale University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan. Professor Curzan has won several awards for teaching, including the University of Michigan's Henry Russel Award, the Faculty Recognition Award, and the John Dewey Award. Her research interests include the history of English, language and gender, corpus linguistics, historical sociolinguistics, pedagogy, and lexicography. In addition to writing numerous articles, reviews, and edited volumes, Professor Curzan is the author of Gender Shifts in the History of English and the coauthor of How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction and First Day to Final Grade: A Graduate Student's Guide to Teaching. Beyond her teaching and research interests, she is a member of the American Dialect Society and sits on the usage panel for the American Heritage Dictionary. She can also be found talking about language in her column, Talking About Words, in Michigan Today and on the segment, That's What They Say, on Michigan Radio. View More information About This Professor
Professor Curzan made it so. April 5, 2015
Anne Curzan That's What ..., 4 June 2015 [cached]
Anne Curzan That's What They Say
Anne Curzan is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of English at the University of Michigan. She also holds faculty appointments in the Department of Linguistics and the School of Education.
The course is The Secret Life ..., 23 April 2015 [cached]
The course is The Secret Life of Words, by Anne Curzan, a professor of English at the University of Michigan. I know Curzan by reputation and the course content was right up my alley, so I figured that it couldn't been too disappointing.
I was not wrong. Curzan's scholarship is excellent, as I expected. (Actually, I didn't find a single statement in all her lectures that I would quibble over; that's a rare feat, as there is almost always some minor fact or opinion that I can disagree with.) Her delivery is also engaging, clearly presenting and explicating complex linguistic concepts in plain language. The focus of the course is the English lexicon and where words come from, although Curzan does delve into other aspects of linguistics as the need arises to explain lexical history.
Airing on Friday, January 30, 2015: ..., 30 Jan 2015 [cached]
Airing on Friday, January 30, 2015: First up on today's show, we'll talk to Anne Curzan, English Professor at the University of Michigan, about emojis in the Ross Ulbricht Silk Road Trial.
American Dialect Society, 26 Feb 2015 [cached]
If you would like to propose a 20-minute talk, or two or three coordinated talks, send your proposal directly to the chair of the Committee on Teaching, Anne Curzan, at Her deadline is also August 17.
Readers for this year were: Maciej Bananowski, Richard Cameron, Anne Curzan, Betsy Evans, Valerie Fridland, Joan Houston Hall, Cory Holland, Tyler Kendall, Ruth King, Mary Kohn, William Kretzschmar, Ceil Lucas, Naomi Nagy, Dennis Preston, Erik Thomas, Daniel Villarreal, Walt Wolfram, and Malcah Yaeger-Dror.
Chair: Anne Curzan (University of Michigan).
If you would like to propose a 20-minute talk, send your proposal directly to the chair of the Committee on Teaching, Anne Curzan, at Her deadline is also August 18.
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