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Marianne Cooley

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Professor Emeritus

Professor Marianne Cooley

Marianne Cooley taught at Texas Tech University and the University of California, Davis, before joining the faculty at the University of Houston. Her research and teaching interests focus on history of the English language, phonological analysis and theory, and theories and materials for teaching English to speakers of other languages. Most recently she has published on 18th century literary attestations of African American English and has designed a new course on African American English. Her publications have appeared in Diachronica, The Journal of English Linguistics, Americans Speech, and Glossa. She has served as ESL Coordinator and director of lower division studies in the Curriculum Conference. Her interest in TESOL and international studies has led to her participation in the USIA/Fulbright Istanbul English Teaching Seminar, the Polish Association for Studies in English, and the USAC studies abroad program in China, where she taught TEFL and Global English.


  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., Oklahoma State University
  • B.A., Oklahoma State University

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Research Interests

History of the English language

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  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • History of the English Language

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