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First-Year English


John McCullough

Graduate Teaching Assistant
First Year English
University of South Carolina

John "Spud" McCullough


John "Spud" McCullough is a doctoral candidate in Linguistics with a concentration in Syntactic Theory and Sociolinguistics/Linguistic Anthropology. His research interests include creole languages and pidgins, endangered language documentation and revitalization, and languages of Borneo and the Philippines. He holds a Master of Arts in Linguistics from University of Hawai'i at Manoa, where he participated in the Language Documentation and Conservation Training Center and the International Conference of Language Documentation and Conservation. He also was part of the Field Methods group that was the first to collaborate with a consultant of Western Subanon, an endangered language of the Philippines, and produce a series of research papers with the eventual goal of creating a Subanon reference grammar and dictionary. He is currently working on lexicons for two languages of Borneo, Long Anap and Long Labid, and researching crosslinguistic analyses of creole languages, especially in the case of Gullah and Hawaiian Pidgin English.