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  • The Range of Variation in Appalachia. Coauthored with Jaime Wagner and Erin Simmons. A chapter for  Talking Appalachia. Nancy Hayward and Amy D. Clark, eds. University of Tennessee Press.
  • Unvernacular Appalachia. December 2010. Coauthored with Paige Butcher and Ashley King.  English Today 104.26.4: 13–22.
  • The final days of Appalachian heritage language. 2006. In Beth Simon and Thomas Murray (eds.),  Language Variation and Change in the American Midland. Varieties of English Around the World series. Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 129–50.
  • African-American Appalachian English. 2006. An entry for The Encyclopedia of Appalachia. Jean Haskell & Rudy Abramson, (eds.). Johnson City, TN: East Tennessee State University Press. 1006.
  • Language knowledge for the medical community. 2006. A chapter for Ham, R., Gainor, S.J., Jones, R., Durbin, M., Lambert, J., (Eds.), Rural Culture: West Virginia’s Legacy, Morgantown, WV, Mountain State Geriatric Education Center. 49–57.
  • Idiolect. 2006. In: Keith Brown, (Editor-in-Chief) Encyclopedia of  Language & Linguistics, Second Edition, volume 5, pp. 512–513. Oxford: Elsevier.
  • IN/ING Variable. 2006. In: Keith Brown, (Editor-in-Chief) Encyclopediaof Language & Linguistics, Second Edition, volume 5, pp. 581–584. Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Defining Appalachian English. Co-authored with Ellen Fluharty. American Language Review May/June 2001: 32–33. Reprinted in American Voices: How Dialects Differ from Coast to Coast. Walt Wolfram and Ben Ward (eds.). 2005. Malden, MA: Blackwell. Translated into Portuguese (2010) and published at . Translated by Vanessa Lopes Lourenço Hanes.
  • Defining Appalachian English. 2004. With Ellen Fluharty. In Margaret Bender (ed.),  Linguistic Diversity in the South: Changing Codes, Practices and Ideology. Athens: University of Georgia Press. 50–65.
  • Teaching about dialects. 2001. An essay for the ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics Digest. Center for Applied Linguistics. Republished in CAL Digest Series 1: Complete Collection (CALS-9200DIG1), 2004.
  • The family. 2002. A chapter for  The Handbook of Language Variation and Change. Jack Chambers, Peter Trudgill, and Natalie Schilling-Estes (eds.). Malden, MA: Blackwell. 500–25.