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Dr. Erica Benson

Erica J. Benson is Associate Professor in the English Department at UWEC. She has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Michigan State University, an M.A. in Linguistics and a Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language from the University of South Carolina, and a BA from the University of South Florida. She has taught at universities in the U.S., Germany, and Poland. Her areas of research include American regional and social dialects, language change, and language attitudes and perceptions. She especially enjoys teaching Engl 221 Introductory English Linguistics and introducing students to the wide, wonderful world of linguistics.