MemberDavid Wilton

David Wilton is a lecturer in the Department of English at Texas A&M University. His research interests are in Old and Middle English language and literature, cognitive approaches to literature, historical linguistics, and the history of the English language. He is the long-time editor of the website.

MemberDouglas W. Hayes

Professional Experience   Acting Graduate Coordinator, Department of English, Lakehead University, 2020 Acting Assistant Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Lakehead University, 2018 Associate Professor (tenured), Department of English, Lakehead University, 2010–Present Visiting Professor, Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta, 2008, 2009 Graduate Coordinator, Department of English, Lakehead University, 2009-12 Assistant Professor, Department of English, Lakehead University, 2007–2010 Chair of Graduate Council (equivalent to Dean of Graduate Studies), Winona State University, 2005–2007 Associate Professor (tenured), Department of English, Winona State University, 2005–2007  Assistant Professor, Department of English, Winona State University, 2001–2005 Lecturer, Department of English, University of Toronto, 2000–2001  Instructor, Division of Humanities, University of Toronto at Scarborough, 1999–2000 

MemberLaura Aull

Laura Aull is an associate professor of English and Linguistics at Wake Forest University and will begin as the director of the English Department Writing Program at the University of Michigan in 2020. Her most recent work focuses on linguistic analysis of civil discourse in academic writing, and her research can be found in journals focused on composition, applied linguistics, writing analytics, and writing assessment. She is the author of First-Year University Writing and the forthcoming book How Students Write: A Linguistic Analysis (MLA 2020), for which she received a National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship

MemberAdam C Schembri

Adam Schembri is Reader in Linguistics in the Department of English Language & Linguistics at the University of Birmingham, UK. He completed a PhD in linguistics at the University of Sydney in 2002, worked at the University of Bristol 2000-2002, at the University of Newcastle (Australia) 2003-2005, and at the Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre at University College London during 2006-2010, where he initiated the British Sign Language Corpus Project ( His research and teaching experience has encompassed a number of areas in sign language linguistics, including work on aspects of the lexicon, grammar and sociolinguistics of Auslan (Australian Sign Language) and British Sign Language. He is the co-author (with Trevor Johnston) of ‘Australian Sign Language (Auslan): An introduction to sign language linguistics’, and co-editor with Ceil Lucas of ‘Sociolinguistics and Deaf Communities’, both published by Cambridge University Press.

MemberFrancisco Antonio Montaño

Francisco Antonio Montaño is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages & Literatures and in the Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics at Lehman College, CUNY.  He joined the Department of Languages and Literatures in 2009.  He received his A.B. (French) from Princeton University, his M.A. in French Linguistics from Indiana University, and earned dual Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University in French (French Linguistics track) and Linguistics. His current research focuses on diachronic and synchronic French phonology, Romance linguistics, syllable-sensitive phonological change, consonant cluster phonotactics, prosody, language contact, and language pedagogy.