Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery, Principal Investigator, Common Tongues

Michael Montgomery is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Linguistics at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He has edited six books on the English of the American South and is the co-editor (with Ellen Johnson) of the volume on language for the New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2007). At present he is engaged in a study of the history of the English of Appalachia, based on documents and recordings that span more than three centuries.