Paul Reed is a PhD candidate at the University of South Carolina. He is a 2004 graduate of Maryville (TN) College and a 2007 graduate of the University of Memphis. His main research interests are sociophonetics, language variation, and language change. You can contact him at email@example.com.
Michael Montgomery is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Linguistics at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, where he taught English linguistics for nearly twenty years before retiring in 1999. Previously he was on the faculty for brief periods at Memphis State University and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, he is a 1973 graduate of Maryville (TN) College and completed his Ph.D. in Linguistics at the University of Florida in 1979, writing a dissertation based on fieldwork in White Pine, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.