BiographyProfessor Andrew R. Bray joined the Department of Linguistics in August 2023. He graduated with his PhD from the University of Georgia in 2022. His dissertation, A Hockey-Based Persona: The Sociolinguistic Impact of Canadian English on American-Born Players, was advised by Chad Howe (Chair), Keith Langston, and Margaret E. L. Renwick. Prior to coming to Rochester, he was an Instructor of Linguistics at the University of Georgia. His research focuses on the construction and outward display of linguistic identities utilizing the sociolinguistic framework of indexicality.
Professor Bray has conducted research with multiple professional and amateur hockey teams from the National Hockey League, American Hockey League, ECHL, Canadian Hockey League, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
- Language Variation & Change
- Linguistics Identities & Personas
Courses Offered (subject to change)
- LING 102: Language & Society
- LING 110: Intro to Linguistic Analysis
- LING 240 / 440: Topics in Language Variation & Change
- Bray, A. R. (2022). A Hockey-Based Persona: The Sociolinguistic Impact of Canadian English on American-Born Players [Doctoral dissertation, University of Georgia].
- Bray, A. R. (2015). More Than Just Long Hair and Chipped Teeth: Constructing Identity in the Hockey Community of Practice [Master's thesis, Wayne State University].