My research interests include language and gender, narrative analysis, and psycholinguistics. I also enjoy exploring topics in morphology, TESL, English literature, lexicology, and computational representations of human language (such as encoding dictionaries, databases, and NLP).
My Master's thesis focuses on the narrative structure of couples' stories about how they met.
You can reach me at brent.allen.miller [at] gmail [dot] com.
|2010-2012||Eastern Michigan University||MA, Linguistics|
|2010-2012||Eastern Michigan University||Certificate in Language Technology|
|2006-2010||Kent State University||BA, English|
|2010-2012||The LINGUIST List, Eastern Michigan University||Graduate Assistant||Lexicon Enhancement via the GOLD Ontology Team Leader, Grants Team Leader, Student Editor|
|2010-2012||N/A||Tutor, ESL Linguistics Graduate Students||Tutored ESL students on linguistics coursework, study methods, presentation skills, and academic writing.|
|2009-2010||Dr. Pamela Takayoshi, Kent State University||Research Assistant||Surveyed how first-year college students use digital composition technologies in and outside the classroom to aid in the development of a writing textbook.|
|2008-2009||Dr. Sara Newman, Kent State University||Research Assistant||Conducted a corpus study of insane hospital reports from 19th-century England and the United States.|
|2008-2009||Residence Services, Kent State University||Resident Assistant||Created educational programs and invited speakers to present about campus life and other topics, and served as a resource to 50+ undergraduates.|
|2007-2008||Eric van Baars, Kent State University||Student Instructor||Prepared and implemented lesson plans to 25 undergraduate students as part of their First Year Orientation course.|
|Natural Languages||Artificial Languages||Technical Skills||Concepts||Other Experience|
|English (native), Spanish (conversational)||XML (TEI, LIFT), XSLT, Python, ColdFusion||SQL, R, HTML||Web design, linguistics ontologies, lexicography, database design||Stanford's Online Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Track|
|March 2, 2012||Gender Distinctions in English Manner-of-speaking Verbs (A Pilot Study)||Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters||Alma College||Brent Miller|
|January 5-8, 2012||LEGO: The Building Blocks of Teaching Linguistic Interoperability||Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America||Portland, Oregon||Brent Miller, Justin Petro|
|October 12, 2011||TEI, LIFT, and the LEGO Project||TEI Conference||Würzburg, Germany||Helen Aristar-Dry, Justin Petro, Brent Miller, Erica Wicks, and Anthony Aristar|
|October 10, 2011||The LEGO Project||RELISH Symposium||Frankfurt, Germany||Brent Miller|
|March 21, 2011||Nominalization by -er Suffixation||Graduate Research Fair||Eastern Michigan University||Brent Miller|
Miller, Brent. 2007. The Green Light (short fiction). Colloquy: Writings from the Freshman Honors Colloquium 14: 47-55. Kent, OH: The Honors College, Kent State University.
I'm originally from a small town in Northeast Ohio, but currently live in Ypsilanti, Michigan. I've always thought language was cool (I blame my mom: some of my earliest memories are of her reading to me). In high school, I was inspired by my English and Spanish language teachers, and my interest in language took a creative turn toward literature and theatre.
As an undergraduate, I studied English and Theatre before pursuing Linguistics as my primary interest (after all, what's cooler than studying language?). My favorite courses were History of the English Language, Lexicology, Senior Seminar in Modernism, and Medieval Drama.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading works of British Modernism (e.g. Ford Maddox Ford, D.H. Lawrence), science fiction (Frank Herbert, Isaac Asimov), and Jazz Age fiction (F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway). I am also an avid coffee lover and, pending my success as a linguist, I hope to open a small bookstore/coffee shop some day.