Although my graduate training and fieldwork have prepared me to be a field linguist, my undergraduate training was in English/Secondary Education. As a result, my research reflects my deep-rooted interest in and investment to interdisciplinary research that enables the coalescence of different academic perspectives. For my dissertation, this was realized by working with male and female (grandparental) native speakers of Ikyaushi, in order to produce a collection of texts, a small dictionary, and an accompanying descriptive grammar. On the other hand, my current scholarship foregrounds applied issues related to linguistic landscapes, ethnolinguistic identity, and intersections of language, ideology, and power. Recently, I've also developed an interest in the use of computational tools to create corpora and conduct automated processing of data.
- Poladian, Arpi and Troy E. Spier. 2020. The Great Crime: An Aintab Diary. CORE: Open Access for the Humanities. 159 pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/9zn6-tn10
- Maliqi, Driton, Fatmire Ajdari, and Troy E. Spier. 2017. The Persistence of Hope: 100 Stories from the Refugee Crisis. Institut Informacijskih Znanosti: Maribor, Slovenia. 248 pp
Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters:
- (In Press) Spier, Troy E. 2022. "Ideological Exclusion: Defining the (Dis)believer in Extremist Muslim Periodicals - Dabiq and Inspire." In Discourse, Media, and Conflict: Examining War and Resolution in the News, edited by Innocent Chiluwa. Cambridge University Press.
- Spier, Troy E. and Jesahe Herrera Ruano. 2021. "An Examination of Spanish-Language Signs and Identity in Hazleton, Pennsylvania (USA)." Lenguaje, 49(1): 1-26.
- Spier, Troy E. 2019. "Reading into Riding Culture: Messages and Sayings on Daladala Vehicles in Usa River, Tanzania." Journal of Asian and African Studies, 54(3): 376-389.
- Spier, Troy E. 2018. "Extremist Propaganda and Qur’anic Scripture: A 'Radical' Corpus-Based Study of the Dabiq." Discourse & Society, 29(5): 553-567.
- Spier, Troy E. 2017. "Characterizing AAVE: A Corpus-Based Study of Charles Chesnutt’s Short Stories." Fleur de Ling: Tulane University Working Papers in Linguistics, 3(1): 122-133.
Invited/Peer-Reviewed Book Reviews:
- (Forthcoming) Spier, Troy E. 2021. Review of The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society by Ofelia García, Nelson Flores, and Massimiliano Spotti (2020). LINGUIST List.
- Spier, Troy E. 2020. Review of Language and Development in Africa by H. Ekkehard Wolff (2016). LINGUIST List, 31.2204.
- Spier, Troy E. 2020. Review of Islamophobia, Race, and Global Politics by Nazia Kazi (2018). Critical Research on Religion, 8(2): 210-213.
- Spier, Troy E. 2019. Review of Essentials of Linguistics by Catherine Anderson (2018). Teaching and Learning Anthropology Journal, 2(1): 41-43.
- Spier, Troy E. 2019. Review of A Grammar of Dari by Rebecca Mitchell and Djarmal Naser (2017). LINGUIST List, 30.2003.
- Spier, Troy E. 2018. Review of Linguistic Morphology: A Student Guide by Amani Lusekelo (2014). Arusha Working Papers in African Linguistics, 1(1): 92-93.
- Spier, Troy E. 2021. Arusha Working Papers in African Linguistics, 3(1): 84 pp.
- Spier, Troy E. 2019. Arusha Working Papers in African Linguistics, 2(1): 79 pp.
- Spier, Troy E. 2018. Arusha Working Papers in African Linguistics, 1(1): 93 pp.