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English language and speech educator

Phyllis Rosanna Randall, American English language and speech educator.


Randall, Phyllis Rosanna was born on April 5, 1931 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Howard Curtis and Zella Rosanna (Metzger) Link.


Bachelor, Juniata College, 1953. Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, University North Carolina, 1976.


Instructor, Bradford Junior College, Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1954-1955;instructor, Springfield (Pennsylvania) High School, 1955-1957;copy editor, Duke U. Press, Durham, North Carolina, 1957-1958;freelance copy editor, ghost writer, Durham, 1958-1965;assistant to associate professor, North Carolina Control U., Durham, 1965-1981;Professor of English, North Carolina Control U., Durham, since 1981. Associate J&R Associations, Communications Cons., Durham and Greensboro, North Carolina, 1978-1986.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: (with Mary E. Jarrard) Women Speaking: An Annotated Bibliography of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication, 1970-1980, 1982. Editor: Caryl Churchill: A Casebook, 1989. Assistant editor American Speech, 1984-1995.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Modern Language Association, American Association of University Professors (secretary North Carolina Center chapter 1990-1992), National Council Teachers English, American Dialect Society, Speech Communications Association, Organization for Study Communications, Language and Gender, North and South Carolina Association Linguists, Carolinas Speech Communications Association (executive committee 1985-1989, president 1987-1988), Southern States Communications Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, theater.


Married Dale Bertrand Jonas Randall, June 25, 1955. Children: Lettie Rosanna, Kenneth Dale.

Howard Curtis Link

Zella Rosanna (Metzger) Link

Dale Bertrand Jonas Randall

Lettie Rosanna Randall

Kenneth Dale Randall