Baugh is a renowned linguistics expert who has published extensively in that field, as well as in legal affairs, sociology and urban studies. His work bridges theoretical and applied linguistics, particularly in relation to policy and social equity.
Baugh has conducted extensive research regarding the social stratification of linguistic diversity and is actively engaged in ongoing research that examines the evolution and dissemination of English and other European languages in post-colonial contexts throughout the world. He is a past president of the American Dialect Society and a member of the usage advisory committee for the American Heritage English Dictionary. Baugh has also served as consultant on several documentary films related to American language and as an expert witness in court cases where matters of voice recognition and language attitudes have been central.
John Baugh, the Margaret Bush Wilson Professor in Arts & Sciences, will begin research for a new book on linguistic profiling as part of an April 2016 scholar-in-residence program at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center on Lake Como in Italy.
Scholars of philosophy, psychology, neuroscience and other sciences of the mind will discuss how insight from their disciplines can help us better understand and eliminate the effects of racial bias in policing during a free forum March 27 at Washington University.
John G. Baugh, PhD, the Margaret Bush Wilson Professor
in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, is one of
10 distinguished scholars to be honored as 2015 fellows of the Linguistic Society of America.
On March 26, the Campus Diversity Collaborative and Human Resources Department teamed up to offer a panel discussion in College Hall on “Diversity in Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention: Challenges and Resources.” More than 80 staff and faculty members heard from panelists who discussed their research expertise and professional experience related to diversity and inclusion.
Observing that the current presidential campaign is becoming “hyper-racial,” a noted linguist and African American studies expert at Washington University in St. Louis suggests voters participate in a “linguistic thought experiment” to determine the extent that candidates are able to discuss race or gender on the campaign trail.
This book is the culmination of John Baugh’s studies on linguistic discrimination, that addresses how speakers of dialects, foreign language speakers, the deaf, people who sound like they belong to a racial minority and others are discriminated against linguistically.