Dr. Clay Butler

Dr. Clay Butler
Senior Lecturer, Faculty-in-Residence, Director of Baylor in New Zealand
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Senior Lecturer
Faculty-in-Residence at Martin Hall
Director of Baylor in New Zealand

Interests

Linguistic Pragmatics
Linguistic Politeness
Sociolinguistics

Contact

Clay_Butler@baylor.edu
Carroll Science, room 315
(254) 710-4404
Personal Website Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin
M.A. University of Texas at Austin
B.A. Baylor University

Courses Taught

  • ENG 3302: Modern English Grammar
  • ENG 3310: Introduction to Linguistics
  • LING 1305: Language in Society
  • LING 3319: Language and Culture
  • LING 4302: Semantics and Pragmatics

Bio

Clay Butler's areas of interest are linguistic pragmatics (i.e., how language is used in actual conversations), sociolinguistics (i.e., how social identity influences language choices), and linguistic anthropology (i.e., how language and culture interact).

Dr. Butler enjoys leading summer study abroad trips. For many years he took students to Peru and is currently leading a group to New Zealand. Learn more on the program's website:
Baylor in New Zealand