Academic Papers and Lectures :
“The archaeology of Troy and Homer’s Iliad.” Lecture delivered to the students and faculty of the Great Books Program at Mercer University on September 26, 2012 (with Mercer colleague Dr. Charlotte Thomas).
“The Pennsylvania Germans: The people, their history, and their language varieties.” Invited lecture delivered at the Foreign Languages School of Ludong University, Yantai, China, on April 10, 2012.
“Die Pennsylvaniadeutschen: Die Menschen, ihre Geschichte und ihre sprachlichen Varietäten.” Invited lecture delivered at the German Department of Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, on March 26, 2012.
"A sourcebook on the Moravian mission in colonial Georgia: A Mercer University publication project." Thirty-fifth annual symposium of the Society for German-American Studies. Newark, DE (April 2011).
"Abraham Reeser Horne's Pennsylvania German Manual ." Thirty-fourth annual symposium of the Society for German-American Studies. New Harmony, IN (April 2010).
"The Moravian experience in early colonial Georgia: Insights from the Dober, Töltschig, and Eckstein diaries." 2009 Lilly Fellows Program regional research conference "The Pietist impulse in Christianity," Bethel University, St. Paul, MN (March 2009).
"Wie soll mer's s(c)hreiwe?: Three centuries of Pennsylvania German orthography." Thirty-second annual symposium of the Society for German-American Studies, Colonial Williamsburg, VA (April 2008).
"Three Moravian travel diaries from early colonial Georgia." Thirty-first annual symposium of the Society for German-American Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (April 2007).
"Evidence of convergence in Pennsylvania German.” Thirtieth annual symposium of the Society for German-American Studies, Lancaster, PA (May 2006).
“Francis Lieber’s ‘A brief and practical German grammar’.” Twenty-ninth annual symposium of the Society for German-American Studies, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI (May 2005).
“Language attitude across society and generations in a Pennsylvania German speech island.” International symposium on German settlement dialects (Sprachinselkonferenz 2001), University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (March 2001).
“‘. . . of the most ignorant stupid sort of their own Nation’: Perceptions of the Pennsylvania Germans in the eighteenth and twentieth centuries.” Annual Conference of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASECS), Savannah, GA (March 2000).
“Language attitude then and now: The varieties spoken by the Pennsylvania Germans.” Third Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference (GLAC-3), University of California, Los Angeles, CA (April 1997).
“The matched-guise technique in practice: Measuring language attitudes within the Pennsylvania German speech community.” Symposium on the German Language in America 1683-1991, Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (October 1991).
“Phonologische Interferenzen im Englischen der Pennsylvaniadeutschen” (“Phonological interference in the English varieties spoken by the Pennsylvania Germans”). Heidelberger Soziolinguistentag (Heidelberg Sociolinguistics Symposium), University of Heidelberg, Germany (November 1990).
Francis Lieber's Brief and Practical German Grammar. 2008. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.
The phonology of Pennsylvania German English as evidence of language maintenance and shift. 1999. London: Associated University Presses.
“Abraham Reeser Horne’s Pennsylvania German Manual.” Reprinted in Journal of the Center for Pennsylvania German Studies at Millersville University 19/2. 2013. 3-16.
“Abraham Reeser Horne’s Pennsylvania German Manual.” Yearbook of German-American Studies 45. 2010. 107-27.
"Evidence of convergence in Pennsylvania German." In: Joshua R. Brown and Leroy T. Hopkins, Jr., (eds.). Preserving Heritage: A Festschrift for C. Richard Beam. Supplemental issue of the Yearbook of German-American Studies, Volume 2. 2006. 49-65.
“Language attitude across society and generations in a Pennsylvania German speech island.” In: William D. Keel and Klaus J. Mattheier (eds.) German language varieties worldwide: Internal and external perspectives / Deutsche Sprachinseln weltweit: Interne und externe Perspektiven. 2003. Frankfurt Peter Lang. 87-115.
“‘. . . of the most ignorant stupid sort of their own Nation’: Perceptions of the Pennsylvania Germans in the eighteenth and twentieth centuries.” Yearbook of German-American Studies 35. 2000. 41-55.
“Die Phonologie des Englischen der Pennsylvaniadeutschen als Indikator für Spracherhalt und Sprachverlagerung.” Zeitschrift für Dialektologie und Linguistik 64/1. 1997. 1-36.
“The matched-guise technique in practice: Measuring language attitudes within the Pennsylvania German speech community.” In: Joseph C. Salmons (ed.). The German Language in America, 1683-1991. 1993. Madison, WI: Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies. 264-83.
Review of Schwetz mol Deitsch! An Introductory Pennsylvania Dutch Course by Joshua R. Brown and Douglas J. Madenford (Millersville, PA: Center for Pennsylvania German Studies, 2009). Journal of the Center for Pennsylvania German Studies at Millersville University 16/3. 2010. 8-10.
Review of A word atlas of Pennsylvania German by Lester W. J. Seifert (Madison, WI: Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, 2001). H-Net Discussion List on German-American and German-Canadian Studies (H-GAGCS). 20 September 2002. Reprinted in Journal of the Center for Pennsylvania German Studies at Millersville University 11/1. 2004. 19-20.
Review of Vom (Nieder-)Deutschen zum Englischen. Untersuchungen zur sprachlichen Assimilation einer ländlichen Gemeinde im mittleren Westen Amerikas by Birgit Mertens (Heidelberg: Winter, 1994). Anglia 115/3. 1997. 386-88.
Review of Stability and change in the Pennsylvania German dialect of an Old Order Amish community in Lancaster County by Barbara Meister Ferré (Stuttgart: Steiner, 1994). Monatshefte 88/3. 1996. 391-93.
Reviewer of the 2002 revision of the Georgia Quality Core Curriculum for Classical Languages (Georgia Department of Education). 2002.