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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: John R. Rickford Papers
    Creator: Rickford, John R.
    Identifier/Call Number: SC1515
    Physical Description: 11.75 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1975-2009
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Location: Special Collections and University Archives materials are stored offsite and must be paged 48 hours in advance. For more information on paging collections, see the department's website: http://library.stanford.edu/spc.

    Biographical / Historical

    "John R. Rickford is the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Linguistics and the Humanities at Stanford University. He is also professor by courtesy in Education, and Pritzker University Fellow in Undergraduate Education. He has been at Stanford since 1980.
    He received his BA with highest honors in Sociolinguistics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1971, and his Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979. He won a Dean's Award for distinguished teaching in 1984 and a Bing Fellowship for excellence in teaching in 1992.
    The primary focus of his research and teaching is sociolinguistics, the relation between linguistic variation and change and social structure. He is especially interested in the relation between language and ethnicity, social class and style, language variation and change, pidgin and creole languages, African American Vernacular English, and the applications of linguistics to educational problems." (Exerpt from https://profiles.stanford.edu/john-rickford)

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of John R. Rickford, 2019.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item] John R. Rickford Papers (SC1515). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection primarily consists of conference materials, projects, papers, and notes related to his work in linguistics. It also includes photographs and an audiorecording of a Rosa Parks press conference at Stanford in 1990.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Sociolinguistics
    Humanities -- Study and teaching.
    Civil rights movements -- United States.
    African Americans
    Rickford, John R.
    Stanford University. Department of Linguistics. Faculty