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Meredith Moss is a sociolinguist specializing in the languages and language ideologies of the indigenous peoples of the United States. Her research interests include Native American language revitalization, ideologies of language variation and shift, style and communities of practice, language and gender, and American Indian Englishes.

Recent Courses Taught

Native American Spiritualities
Coming of Age
Indigenous Revitalization Movements
Indigenous Oral Traditions
Religion and Language
Dialects of American English
Indigenous Language Revitalization


  • The Phillips Fund Grant for Native American Research, American Philosophical Society, 2017 and 2012
  • Upstate-Global Collective Working Group Grant from the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium, from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • 1st Annual Graduate Dissertation Fellowship, Arizona State University, 2013-14
  • The Jacobs Research Funds Individual Grant, the Whatcom Museum, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, 2012
  • Linguistic Institute Fellowship, Linguistic Society of America, 2011

Professional Affiliations

  • American Anthropological Association
  • Society for Linguistic Anthropology
  • Linguistic Society of America
  • American Dialect Society
  • International Gender and Language Association

Appointed to the Faculty


Educational Background

Ph.D., Arizona State University
M.A., Arizona State University
B.A., Colorado State University


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