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Horton

Ho'omana Nathan Horton

Visiting Assistant Professor

Office: Morrill 112
Phone: 405-744-1780

 

BA in English, area of focus in Intercultural Studies, Oklahoma Wesleyan University

MA in English with an option in TESL, Oklahoma State University

PhD, Oklahoma State University: Linguistics

 

Areas of Interest & Expertise
  • International Teaching Assistants (ITAs)

  • Ethnolexicography,

  • Linguistic diversity and discrimination

  • Sociolinguistics

Recent Courses Taught
  • ENGL 4093/AMST 4910 – Language in America

  • ENGL 4013 – English Grammar

  • ENGL 4893 - Research Writing for International Graduate Students

  • ENGL 0003 – Academic English for International Graduate Students (Traditional, Hybrid, and Online)

  • ENGL 1223 – International Freshman Composition II

  • ENGL 1123 - International Freshman Composition I

  • ITA Training – Oral Proficiency and Presentation Skills (graduate)

  • Research Writing for International Graduate Students (graduate)

  • Academic English for International Graduate Students (graduate)

  • Language in America (undergraduate)

  • English Grammar (undergraduate)

Selected Publications
  • Horton, HN (2020). “If we don't teach them, who will?” Standard Language Ideology and the University English Classroom. In G. Clements and E. Canon (eds.), Linguistic Discrimination in Academia. New York, NY: Routledge.

  • Horton, HN; Zhao, Y (2020). Using outside material and avoiding plagiarism. In C. Moder (ed.), University Academic Writing for International Students: A Usage-based Approach. Stillwater, OK: Oklahoma State University Library ePress.

  • Horton, HN, Sims, P. (2020). Writing summaries. In C. Moder (ed.), University Academic Writing for International Students: A Usage-based Approach. Stillwater, OK: Oklahoma State University Library ePress.

  • Horton, HN (2017). Linguistic discrimination on campus: Ratings of and attitudes toward student writing with African-American English. Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America 2(5), 1-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.3765/plsa.v2i0.4041

Selected Conference Presentations
  • Horton, HN. (2019, March). “If we don’t teach them, who will?” Standard Language Ideology and the university classroom. Paper presented at the Georgetown University Roundtable in Linguistics, Washington DC

  • Horton, HN. (2019, January). “To describe it to a non-skater”: Skater identity and performance in the sociolinguistic interview. Poster presented at the 2019 American Dialect Society Annual Meeting, New York, NY

  • Horton, HN. (2017, November). “Screw the rules”: The performance of authenticity through nonconformity by a skate mag editor. Paper presented at the Language and Linguistic Student Conference, Edmond, OK.

  • Horton, HN. (2017, January). Linguistic discrimination on campus: ratings of and attitudes toward student writing with African-American English. Poster presented at the Linguistic Society of America 91st Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.

Awards and Recognition
English Department, Oklahoma State University
  • Clinton C. Keeler Fellowship in English, March 2019

  • Dr. Ravi Sheory Travel Award for Research in TESL/Linguistics, January 2017

American Dialect Society
  • Honorary Presidential Membership, January 2015

Graduate College, Oklahoma State University
  • Graduate College Summer Research Fellowship, Summer 2017

Language and Linguistics Student Conference, Edmond, OK
  • Dr. Amy Carrell Outstanding Achievement Award for “Linguistic Discrimination on Campus: Ratings of and Attitudes Toward Student Writing with African-American English” in Fall 2016

Phi Kappa Phi honor society
  • Member, Oklahoma State University, inducted Spring 2015

  • Recipient, Love of Learning Award, Summer 2016

Professional Appointments or Professional Service
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University (Fall 2020-Present)

  • International Teaching Assistant Program Coordinator, Oklahoma State University (Fall 2020-Present)

Current Research
  • Primary Investigator – Addressing Linguistic Discrimination on Campus

  • Primary Investigator – Research Into the Language of Skateboarding (RaILS)

  • Research Assistant – Wrangler online tool for teaching research writing

  • Research Assistant – Research on Dialects of English in Oklahoma (RODEO)

  • Linguistic diversity and discrimination at the university level

  • Effects of anxiety and language contact on ITAs’ oral proficiency

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