Sheila   A.  Dooley

Associate Professor  

Office: BSABH 2.404
Phone: (956) 882-7020
Email: sheila.dooley@utrgv.edu

Dr. Sheila A. Dooley

Born in Louisiana, Dr. Dooley has taught linguistics for over 30 years in Sweden, New Zealand, and the US. She has also coordinated and taught in international English programs for Fulbright and Humphrey students.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Linguistics: typology, syntax, sociolinguistics, language acquisition
  • Education

    • PhD, Linguistics, Carolinae Lund University, 1991
    • BA, English and French, Tulane University, 1981
  • Currently Teaching

    ENGL 6366 01I - Topics in Linguistics:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    ENGL 6366 02I - Topics in Linguistics:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • John Foreman and Sheila Dooley. "Causative morphology in Macuiltianguis Zapotec," Valence Changes in Zapotec: Synchrony, Diachrony, Typology. Benjamins, 2015: 237-279.

  • Sheila Dooley. Review of Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing. Choice, no. May 2014 May 2014.

  • Sheila Dooley. "Recuerdo: Cemetery Inscriptions and Memorial Language in Brownsville, Texas," Ongoing Studies in Rio Grande Valley History. April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2014.

  • Sheila Dooley. Book review of Talking Appalachian: Voice, Identity and Community. Choice/Assoc. of College and Research Libraries, September 2013.

  • Sheila Dooley. Book review of Discourse of Twitter and Social Media ( M. Zappavigna, 2012). Middletown, CT: Choice/Assoc. of College and Research Libraries, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2013.

  • Sheila Dooley. Book review of Interpreting Figurative Meaning (Raymond Gibbs & Herbert Colston, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012). Middletown, CT: Choice/Assoc. of College and Research Libraries, December 2012.

  • Sheila Dooley. Book review of Whys and Therefores: A Rational Look at the English Language (William Rutherford, Equinox, 2011). Linguist List, 2012.

  • Sheila Dooley "On the Nature of the Approximative Expression NUM-odd.," Time and Again: Theoretical and Experimental Perspectives on Formal Linguistics. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2008: 37-53.

  • Andrew Carnie, Heidi Harley, and Sheila Dooley. "Verb First: On the Syntax of Verb-Initial Languages," Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2005.

  • Sheila Dooley and Gisela Hakansson. Prohibition: Negative Imperatives and the Parametric Typology of Negation. Lund: Lund University Dept. of Linguistics and Phonetics, 47, 1999: 25-37.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Sheila Dooley. Reviving the Art of Study with Online Learning Management Systems, ADVANCE Leadership Institute, $500.00 (March 15, 2016 - April 15, 2016)



Selected Presentations


  • John Foreman, Paula Foreman, Sheila Dooley, and Catharina Ybarra. "A sketch of verb classes in Macuiltianguis Zapotec," Symposium on Oaxacan Linguistics, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (June 2018)

  • Sheila Dooley. "Linguistic Landscape of the RGV," Linguistic Seminar Series, Cross-Linguistic Undergraduate Board (CLUB), UTRGV (February 2018)

  • Sheila Dooley. "Code-Switching: The Linguistic Landscape on the Border," Southwest Popular and American Culture Association, Albuquerque (February 2017)

  • Sheila Dooley. "Recuerdo: Cemetery Inscriptions in a Border Community," FESTIBA 2016, University of Texas, Brownsville (March 2016)

  • Sheila Dooley. "The Power of Plastic: Contemporary Culture's Good Fairy," Southwest Popular and American Culture Association, Albuquerque (February 2016)

  • Sheila Dooley. "Student Research," Associate to Full Promotion Program, ADVANCE, UTRGV (September 2015)

  • Sheila Dooley. "Speaking with the Dead: Gravemarkers as Dialogues," Southwest Popular and American Culture Association, Albuquerque (February 2015)

  • Sheila Dooley. "Recuerdo: Cemetery Inscriptions in a Border Community," Southwest Popular and American Culture Conference, SWPACA, Albuquerque, NM (February 2014)

  • Sheila Dooley. "Reviving the Art of Studying with Learning Management Systems," Southwest Texas/Popular Culture & American Culture Association, Albuquerque, NM (February 2013)

  • Sheila Dooley and John Foreman. "Back and Again in Zapotec," LASSO XLI, Linguistic Association of the Southwest, Fort Wayne, IN (October 2012)

Current Courses

ENGL 6366 01I - Topics in Linguistics:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
ENGL 6366 02I - Topics in Linguistics:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses