I am a sociolinguist. I work primarily from variationist approaches. Most of my research has focused on describing dialects of English, and identifying changes in dialects resulting from a range of social and linguistic factors. I am currently focused on "historical sociophonetic" projects to digitise oral history collections that are held in archives, libraries, and museums in order to build resources for acoustic analyses of speakers born in the late 1800s and early 1900s. I am also working with Twitter data to examine grammatical constructions that occur infrequently in spoken English, and have recently entered several collaborations on English language and English language teaching in Cameroon. Public engagement is important to my work, too. I am an Associate Fellow in the Warwick Institute of Engagement, and frequently share knowledge about language and linguistics in media appearances, webinars, presentations, and other events. I welcome inquiries from qualified students who wish to pursue PhD projects in sociophonetics, dialectology, perceptual dialectology, and other areas of language variation and change. I am also happy to supervise undergraduate projects in these areas in connection with Warwick's Undergraduate Research Support Scheme.
I joined Warwick in 2017. I received my PhD in 2014 from the University of Missouri. I taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the United States from 2006 to 2017. I was also previously an officer in the United States Army.
- Strelluf, Christopher, 2020. needs+PAST PARTICIPLE in regional Englishes on Twitter. World Englishes, 39 (1), pp. 119-134
- Strelluf, Christopher, Cardwell, Tasha, 2019. Surveying borders in a speech community. Dialectologia
- Strelluf, Christopher, 2019. Anymore, it's on Twitter : positive-anymore, American regional dialects, and polarity-licensing in tweets. American Speech, 94 (3), pp. 313-351
- Gordon, Matthew J., Strelluf, Christopher, 2016. Working the early shift : older inland northern speech and the beginnings of the northern cities shift. Journal of Linguistic Geography, 4 (01), pp. 31-46
- Strelluf, Christopher, 2016. Overlap among back vowels before /l/ in Kansas City. Language Variation and Change, 28 (3), pp. 379-407
- Strelluf, Christopher, 2015. "The obligation of newspeople is not only to give the news accurately; it is also to say it correctly?: production and perception of broadcaster speech. Sociolinguistic Studies, 9 (4), pp. 467-492
- Strelluf, Christopher, 2015. 'The obligation of newspeople is not only to give the news accurately; it is also to say it correctly' : production and perception of broadcaster speech. Sociolinguistic Studies, 9 (4), pp. 467-491
- Strelluf, Christopher, 2019. Structural and social correlations with the Low-Back-Merger Shift in a US Midland community. In Becker, Kara (ed.), The Low-Back-Merger Shift : Uniting the Canadian Vowel Shift, the California Vowel Shift, and Short Front Vowel Shifts across North America, Durham, NC, Duke University Press ; American Dialect Society, pp. 120-143
- Strelluf, Christopher, 2018. Speaking from the heartland : the Midland vowel system of Kansas City. Durham, NC, Duke University Press
- Strelluf, Christopher, 2017. Evidence of American regional dialects in early recordings. In Hickey , Raymond (ed.), Listening to the Past : Audio Records of Accents of English, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, pp. 232-256
- Gordon, Matthew J., Strelluf, Christopher, 2017. Evidence of American regional dialects in early recordings. Hickey, Raymond (ed.), Listening to the Past: Audio Records of Accents of English, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
- Strelluf, Christopher, 2016. Media coverage of the 2009 Afghan presidential election. In Ochieng Orwenjo, Daniel (ed.), Political Discourse in Emergent, Fragile, and Failed Democracies, Hershey PA, IGI Global, pp. 143-164
- Strelluf, Christopher, Gordon, Matthew J., 2017. Analyzing sound archives with FAVE or, How to keep lots of data from becoming lots of bad data.. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 46, Madison, WI, 02-05 Nov 2017
- Strelluf, Christopher, 2021. Review of Speaking of Alabama : the history, diversity, function, and change of language edited by Nunnally, Thomas E.. Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics, De Gruyter