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English language educator

Ronald Richard Butters, American language educator. Recipient Research grant National Endowment of the Humanities, 1973-1974. Member American Dialect Society (vice president 1997-1999, president 2000-2002), International Association Forensic Linguists (vice president 2007-2008, president since 2009), Linguistic Society of America, Southeastern Conference Linguistics (president 1983), Law and Society Association, Dictionary Society North America.

Background

Butters, Ronald Richard was born on February 12, 1940 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States. Son of Richard Orton and Dorothy Mae Butters.

Education

Bachelor, University Iowa, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1967.

Career

Assistant Professor of English, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, 1967-1974;associate Professor of English, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, 1974-1990;Professor of English, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, since 1990. Editor American Speech Journal of the American Dialect Society, 1981-1995. Visiting scholar Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, 1988-1989.

Membership

Member American Dialect Society (vice president 1997-1999, president 2000-2002), International Association Forensic Linguists (vice president 2007-2008, president since 2009), Linguistic Society of America, Southeastern Conference Linguistics (president 1983), Law and Society Association, Dictionary Society North America.

Connections

Children: Rebecca, Catherine, Rachel.

father:
Richard Orton

mother:
Dorothy Mae Butters

children:
Rebecca Butters

Catherine Butters

Rachel Butters