Sociolinguistics; Women and language; Ebonics; African American women and linguistic practices; Im/politeness
Dr. Denise Troutman is an Associate Professor in the department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures and the department of Linguistics, as well as a faculty-affiliate with the African American and African Studies (AAAS) Program. She is the winner of a 2001-2002 Fulbright Award and a 2003-2004 Postdoctoral Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation and a 2009-2010 Humanities and Arts Research Program (HARP) Award. From 2004-2007, Dr. Troutman served as Diversity Coordinator for the College of Arts and Letters.
Troutman teaches writing to first-year students and linguistics and sociolinguistics to undergraduate and graduate students. Currently she is working on interrogations of politeness/impoliteness within the African American speech community, which she has presented in special lectures and conferences and which is the focus for a current book manuscript.
Bethune-Cookman University (BA)
Colorado State University (MA)
Michigan State University (Ph.D.)
African American language
Women and Language
Black women and language
International Gender & Language Association (IGALA)
Language Policy Committee, Conference on College Composition and Communication. (CCCC)
New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV)