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Micah Lee Corum Tel. (423) 439-6669

PO Box 70683

micahcorum@gmail.com

Johnson City, TN 37614 Last updated August 2013

Ph.D. Linguistics, 2012

LSA Summer Linguistics Institute

Hamburg University, summa cum laude UC, Berkeley, 2009; Stanford, 2007

Ph.D. English, ABD; M.A. English, 2008 B.A. Spanish Language and Literature, 2005

University of Puerto Rico, summa cum laude Oklahoma State University, Sigma Delta Pi

Teaching Posts

Research Posts

Grants/Scholarships

Courses Taught

Lecturer- Teach ESL composition courses

East Tennessee State University, Department of Literature and Language, 2013-present.

Lecturer- Taught sociolinguistics courses for the master’s program ‘English as a World Language’

Hamburg University, English Department, Germany, 2012-2013.

English Instructor- Taught English grammar to ESL students working towards B.S. and A.S. degrees

Centro de Estudios Multidisciplinarios, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, 2009.

English Coach/Instructor- Students included Miss Universe 2006, Teen PR 2006, PR World 2008

Pan American Language Institute, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, 2006-2010.

Postdoctoral Fellow- Publish a monograph on spatial cognition in West African Pidgin Englishes

Landesexzellenzkluster LiMA, Hamburg, Germany, supervised by Dr. Peter Siemund, 2013.

Guest Researcher- Collected Ghanaian Student Pidgin data and gave a seminar on research methods

University of Ghana, Department of English, supervised by Prof. Kari Dako, Mar. 2012.

Doctoral Fellow- Surveyed trends in language contact and multilingualism; drafted grant proposals

Hamburg University, Department of English, supervised by Dr. Peter Siemund, 2010-2012.

Research Assistant- Developed conference papers for publication

University of Puerto Rico, supervised by Dr. Nicholas Faraclas, 2009.

Copywriter- Designed and wrote basic and intermediate grammar manuals

Pan American Language Institute, PR, supervised by Pablo Morrell, CEO, Jun.-Dec. 2008.

Editor/Assistant- Edited articles and manuscripts and developed a web page for an academic journal

University of Puerto Rico, supervised by Dra. Francoise Ghillebaert, Sep. 2007-Dec. 2008.

Research Assistant- Collected, organized, and edited academic materials

University of Puerto Rico, supervised by Dr. Mervyn Alleyne, Jan.-Jun. 2007.

Dissertation Grant to conduct research leading to a Ph.D. at Hamburg University, funded by the

Linguistic Diversity Management in Urban Areas cluster in Hamburg, Germany, 2010-2012.

Merit Scholarship for graduate studies at University of Puerto Rico, funded by the

Department of Graduate Studies and Investigation in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, 2010-2011.

Student Scholarship to attend International Spring School on Pidgin and Creole Languages, funded

Instituto Universitario & Studi Superiori in Pavia, Italy, Apr. 2011.

Student Scholarship to attend Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics Workshop, funded by the

International Cognitive Linguistics Association and Freiburg University, Mar. 2011.

Academic English; English Composition; English Grammar; English Pronunciation;

Cognitive Linguistics; Pidgins and Creoles; Semantics; World Englishes;


Monographs

Journal

Articles

Book

Chapters

Corum, Micah. (forthcoming). Substrate and adstrate: The origins of spatial semantics in West

African Pidgincreoles. Language Contact and Bilingualism. Boston: Mouton de Gruyter.

Corum, Micah. (in preparation). Cognitive Semantics for Creole Linguistics. (Doctoral dissertation),

University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras.

González Cotto, Lourdes, Micah Corum, Marisol Joseph Haynes, et al. (forthcoming). Creoles and

acts of identity: Convergence and multiple voicing in the Atlantic Creoles. PAPIA [special issue

dedicated to John Holm].

Corum, Micah. (2012). On the origins of locative for in West African Pidgin English: A

componential approach. Legon Journal of Humanities [special issue], 24, 36-68.

Alleyne, Mervyn, Micah Corum, & Rhoda Arrindell. (2008). Locating St. Martin in the Caribbean

sociolinguistic typology. La Torre, Año XIII 49-50, Julio-Diciembre, 591-608.

Fayer, Joan, Micah Corum, Elsie Candelaria, Roberto Olmedo Casanova, Milagros Martínez

Schettini, Luis Quibnones, Richard Román Spicer, & Nydia Sosa. (2008). Cash, cheque, o

layaway: Utilizing the Puerto Rican lexicon in the ESL classroom. PRTESOL Newsletter, spring.

San Juan: TESOL Gram Puerto Rico.

Corum, Micah. (forthcoming). Cognitive Semantics meets Creole Linguistics. Accepted for

publication in the proceedings of the 15 th annual meeting of the Eastern Caribbean Island Cultures

conference.

Faraclas, Nicholas, Micah Corum, Rhoda Arrindell, & Jean Ourdy Pierre. (2012). Sociétés de

cohabitation and the similarities between the English-lexifier Creoles of the Atlantic and the

Pacific. In N. Faraclas (Ed.), Agency in the Emergence of Creole Languages, (pp. 149–184).

Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Faraclas, Nicholas, Marie-Françoise Crouch, Diana Ursulin Mopsus, Micah Corum, Barry Green,

Corinne Paulk, Curtis Hendon & Jane Verdin. (2012). Influences of Houma ancestral languages on

Houma French: West Muskogean features in Houma French. In N. Faraclas (Ed.), Agency in the

Emergence of Creole Languages, (pp. 185–214). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Corum, Micah. (2011). The come for construction in Crucian: New insights on the verb/preposition

interface in Afro-Atlantic languages. In N. Faraclas, R. Severing, C. Weijer, E. Echteld, M. Hinds-

Layne, & E. Lawton de Torruella (Eds.), Anansi’s defiant webs, (pp. 21-25). Williamstead,

Curacao: Fundashon pa Planifikashon di Idioma.

Le Compte-Zambrana, Pier, Lourdes Gonzalez Cotto, Diana Ursulin, Susana de Jesus, Candida

Gonzalez-Lopez, Brenda Lopez, Micah Corum, Aida Vergne, & Nicholas Faraclas. (2010).

African agency in the emergence of Atlantic creoles. In N. Faraclas, R. Severing, C. Weijer, E.

Echteld, M. Hinds-Layne, & E. Lawton de Torruella (Eds.), In a sea of heteroglossia, (Vol. 2, pp.

37-52). Williamstead, Curacao: Fundashon pa Planifikashon di Idioma.

Gonzalez-Lopez, Candida, Lourdes Gonzalez Cotto, Pier Le Compte-Zambrana, Micah Corum,

Diana Ursulin, Rhoda Arrindell, Jean Ourdy Pierre, Marta Viada Bellido de Luna, & Nicholas

Faraclas. (2009). Marginalized peoples and creole genesis: Sociétés de cohabitation and the

Founder Principle. In N. Faraclas, R. Severing, C. Weijer, & L. Echteld (Eds.), Re-centering the

‘Islands in Between’, (Vol. 2, pp. 59-72). Williamstead, Curaçao: Universiteit van de Nederlandse

Antillen, UNA.

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Non-peerreviewed

Publications

Corum, Micah, Carlos Rodriguez, & Ana Maria Morell. (2009a). Grammar Workbook 1: Basic

Grammar. San Juan: Pan American Language, Inc.

Corum, Micah, Carlos Rodriguez, & Ana Maria Morell. (2009b). Grammar Workbook 2:

Intermediate Grammar. San Juan: Pan American Language, Inc.

Corum, Micah. (2007). Where has my energy gone? Tonguas: Revista de artes literarias y expresión

estudiantil, 6, 18.

Refereed

Conference

Presentations Corum, Micah. (2013d). Metaphors and processes of colonization and globalization in the Caribbean.

To present at the 10th Anniversary Conference of the Caribbean Philosophical Association at the

Center for Advanced Studies on Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, San Juan, PR.

Corum, Micah & Osei-Tutu, Kwaku. (2013). Metonymy and the study of semantics in Ghanaian

Student Pidgin. Presented at the Summer Meeting of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics

in Lisbon, Portugal.

Corum, Micah. (2013b). What Student Pidgin says about language and globalization in Ghana.

Presented at the Spring School of the International Society for the Linguistics of English

New Englishes and language and globalization at Freiburg University, Germany.

Corum, Micah. (2013a). Meanings and functions of for in West African Pidgincreole English.

Presented at the Winter Meeting of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics in Boston, MA.

Corum, Micah & Mazzoli, Maria. (2012b). Aspects of embodiment in Pidgin English. Presented at

the German Cognitive Linguistics Association held at Freiburg University in Freiburg, Germany.

Corum, Micah & Mazzoli, Maria. (2012a). Wetin de for ‘de for’ for Nigerian Pidgin? Presented at

the 9 th Creolistics Workshop at Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark.

Corum, Micah. (2012b). On spatial semantics in pidgins and creoles. Presented at the 42 nd

Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics at Leiden University, Netherlands.

Corum, Micah. (2012a). Topological spatial relations in Ghanaian Student Pidgin. Presented at the

Winter Meeting of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics in Portland, OR.

Corum, Micah. (2011b). On the origins of the general locative particle for in West African Pidgin

Englishes. Presented at the Historical English Word-Formation and Semantics Conference held at

the School of English/Academy of Management in Warsaw, Poland.

Corum, Micah. (2011a). Resuscitating the Domestic Origin Hypothesis: A componential approach to

locative predication in Nigerian Pidgin. Presented at the Summer Meeting of the Society for

Pidgin and Creole Linguistics at the University of Ghana in Legon, Accra, Ghana.

Corum, Micah & Ifukor, Presley. (2011). What Semantic Typology could mean for the study of

West African postcolonial languages. Presented at the workshop of the Research Group on Creole

Grammars (GRGC) in Paris, France.

Corum, Micah. (2010). Cognitive Semantics in the creole context. Presented at the Conference of the

Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.

Le Compte-Zambrana, Pier, Lourdes Gonzalez Cotto, Diana Ursulin, Susana de Jesus, Candida

Gonzalez-Lopez, Brenda Lopez, Micah Corum, Aida Vergne, & Nicholas Faraclas. (2009).

Common misconceptions concerning African agency in the emergence of the Atlantic Creoles.

Presented at the 12 th annual Islands in Between Conference at the University of the West Indies in

Roseau, Dominica.

Faraclas, Nicholas, Pier LeCompte-Zambrana, Lourdes Gonzalez, Diana Ursulin, Susana de Jesús,

Brenda Dominguez, Micah Corum, Aida Vergne, & Kofi Yakpo. (2009). African agency in the

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Fieldwork/

Community

Projects

emergence of the Atlantic Creoles: Evidence from Benue-Kwa. Presented at the 26 th Summer

Meeting of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics in Cologne, Germany.

Faraclas, Nicholas, Micah Corum, Lourdes Gonzalez, Candida Gonzalez-Lopez, Pier LeCompte-

Zambrana, Jean Ourdy Pierre, & Diana Ursulin. (2009). Marginalized peoples and creole genesis:

Sociétés de cohabitation and the Founder Principle. Presented at the Winter Meeting of the Society

for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics in San Francisco, CA.

Corum, Micah. (2008b). Contact varieties and the right arenas: Creoles as styles. In the panel

presentation First Things First: Sociétés de cohabitation and the origins of Creole languages in

the Eastern Caribbean and Beyond. Presented at the 6 th annual World Congress of African

Linguistics in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Alleyne, Mervyn, Micah Corum, & Rhoda Arrindell. (2008). Locating St. Martin in the Caribbean

sociolinguistic typology. Presented at the 17 th biennial Conference of the Society for Caribbean

Linguistics and the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics in Cayenne, French Guiana.

Corum, Micah. (2008a). Creolization in Atlantic and Pacific communities: The link between sociétés

de cohabitation and urban centers in Hawai'i. Presented at the 2 nd Caribbean Without Borders

Conference at University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras, PR.

Faraclas, Nicholas, Micah Courm, Rhoda Arriendell & Jean Ourdy Pierre. (2007). Sociétés de

cohabitation and the similarities between the English-lexifier Creoles of the Atlantic and the

Pacific: The case for diffusion from the Afro-Atlantic to the Pacific. Presented at the 24 th Summer

Meeting of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics at University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Corum, Micah. (2007b). Contact varieties and the right arenas: Creoles as styles. In the panel

presentation First Things First: Sociétés de cohabitation and the origins of Creole languages in

the Eastern Caribbean and Beyond. Presented at the 10 th annual Islands in Between Conference in

Phillipsburg, St. Martin.

Corum, Micah. (2007a). Oppressive environments breed resistant ideology. Presented at the 1 st

Caribbean Without Borders Conference at University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras, PR.

Fayer, Joan, Micah Corum, & Rhoda Arrindell. (2006). English usage in Puerto Rico. Presented at

the Speech Communication Association of Puerto Rico Conference in San Juan, PR.

Fieldwork in Ghana

Invited by Prof. Kari Dako of the English Department at University of Ghana to conduct fieldwork

on Ghanaian Student Pidgin in Accra and Kumasi, February-March 2012.

Akan Language Project

Collected data for a heritage language project with the Akan-speaking, Ghanaian Evangelical

Lutheran Parish of St. Georg-Borgfelde in Hamburg, Germany, 2010-2011.

Fieldwork in Louisiana as Assistant Researcher on Ancestral Language Project

Invited by the Houma Nation in Raceland, Louisiana to investigate traces of an ancestral language

in the Houma French currently spoken in southern Louisiana, June 2009.

Bridge Program for Loíza Alternative School

Assisted in creating a bridge program for students from under-privileged communities in Puerto

Rico so they could transition to university after graduating from high school, January-May 2007.

Fieldwork in St. Croix

Investigated the relationship of Crucian Creole English spoken in St. Croix to other varieties of US

Virgin Islands Creole, May 2007.

Pan American Kids Institute

Assisted in creating a language program in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Saturday mornings for

children struggling with the use of academic English, 2006-2008.

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Professional

Service

Professional

Development

Personal Assistant for Limited English-proficient Student

Assisted a limited English-proficient second grader at Westwood Elementary School in Stillwater,

Oklahoma who was struggling with early literacy skills and conversational English, 2004-2005.

Journal Editorial Board Member- Serving as an external reader for the academic journal of the

English Department at University of Texas, Arlington, April 2013-present.

Conference Session Chair- Invited to chair a session on West African Pidgins and Creoles at the 9 th

Creolistics Workshop at Aahrus University in Denmark, 11 April 2012.

Symposium Presenter- Organized an interactive workshop for non-linguists at Hamburg University

for the Hamburg Nacht des Wissens/Science Night and Welcome Days, 29 October 2011.

Conference Co-organizer- Helped organize the 3 rd Caribbean Without Borders Conference held at

University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, PR, 15-16 March 2010.

Conference Co-organizer- Helped organize the 12 th Eastern Caribbean Islands-in-Between

Conference held at University of the West Indies, Roseau, Dominica, 5-7 November 2009.

Student Body Representative- Served as the representative for the Ph.D. program in Literatures and

Languages of the Anglophone Caribbean at University of Puerto Rico, 2008-2010.

Englishes in a Multilingual World: New Dynamics of Variation, Contact, and Change. Postdoctoral

Spring School, organized by the ISLE at Freiburg University, 15-19 April 2013.

Usage, Structure, and New English. Fall School: Multilingualism, European and Asian Perspectives,

taught by Prof. Bao Zhiming at LiMA and Hamburg University, 26 September-1 October 2011.

Europe beyond Europe: New Horizons in Pidgin and Creole Languages. International Spring School

on pidgin and creole languages, organized by the LETiSS in Pavia, Italy, 18-22 April 2011.

Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics (EMCL). Organized as the 5 th EMCL Workshop at

FRIAS and Freiburg University, Germany, 5-12 March 2011.

Creoles and Pidgins in Typological Perspective. Organized as part of the 2 nd Atlas of Pidgin and

Creole Language Structures Conference, held at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary

Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, 11-14 November 2010.

Multilingualism: USA and UK Compared and Contrasted. Summer School: Multilingualism,

Transatlantic Perspectives, taught by Prof. Constant Leung at LiMA, 18-20 July 2010.

Typology and the Study of Language: Comparative Grammar and Beyond. Organized as part of the

8 th Conference of the Association of Linguistic Typology, UC, Berkeley, 23-26 July 2009.

Creoles, Acts of Identity, and Education: Celebrating Robert Le Page’s Contribution to

Sociolinguistics. Organized as a workshop at the LSA Summer Institute, Stanford, 15 July 2007.

Ethnographic Methods in Sociocultural Linguistics. Organized by Mary Bucholtz and Kira Hall as a

workshop at the LSA Summer Institute, Stanford, 14 July 2007.

Experimental Design for Linguists. Pre-session course at the LSA Summer Linguistics Institute,

taught by Prof. Charles Clifton, Stanford, 1-3 July 2007.

Introduction to Construction Grammar. Pre-session course at the LSA Summer Linguistics Institute,

taught by Profs. Charles Fillmore and Paul Kay, Stanford, 1-3 July 2007.

The Lexical Semantics of Verbs. Pre-session course at the LSA Summer Linguistics Institute, taught

by Prof. Beth Levin, Stanford, 1-3 July 2007.

LSA Summer Linguistics Institute, University of California, Berkeley, July-August 2009 courses:

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Distinctions/

Honors

Professional

Affiliations

Language

Proficiency

Cognitive Linguistics and Constructions A Prof. Adele Goldberg

Experimental Semantics A Prof. Teenie Matlock

Mental Spaces and Conceptual Blending A Profs. Gilles Fauconnier/Mark Turner

Semantics, Grammar, and Political Linguistics A Prof. George Lakoff

in Neural Theory of Language

LSA Summer Linguistics Institute, Stanford University, July 2007 courses:

Constructing Constructions P Profs. Adele Goldberg/Michael Tomassello

Rethinking Linguistic Competence P Prof. Joan Bresnan

Sociolinguistic Approaches to Style P Profs. Ed Finegan/John Rickford

Theoretical and Applied Issues in the Study P Profs. Marlyse Baptista/

of Pidgins and Creoles

Alicia Beckford Wassink/

Hubert Devonish/Shelome Gooden/

John McWhorter/Sarah Roberts/

Ian Robertson/Suzanne Romaine/

Jeff Siegel/Hazel Simmons-McDonald

Awarded ausgezeichnet on Ph.D. thesis, Hamburg University, 2012

Awarded sobresaliente on Ph.D. comprehensive exams, University of Puerto Rico, 2010

Graduated summa cum laude from M.A. program in English, University of Puerto Rico, 2008

Awarded sobresaliente on M.A. thesis, University of Puerto Rico, 2008

Awarded sobresaliente on M.A. comprehensive exams, University of Puerto Rico, 2007

Inducted into National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, Oklahoma State University, 2004

American Association for Corpus Linguistics Linguistic Society of America

International Cognitive Linguistics Association Society for Caribbean Linguistics

National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics

(ILR scale) English, native proficiency Nigerian Pidgin, limited working proficiency

Spanish, professional working proficiency German, elementary proficiency

Professional

References

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