Cecil Nelson

nelson_cecil Cecil Nelson, PhD
Professor of Linguistics
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana, 1984
MA, University of Illinois
BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Office: Root Hall, A-155
Phone: 812-237-2679
Email: Cecil.Nelson@indstate.edu



Research interests include intelligibility and interpretability across international varieties of English, and the characteristics of multilingualism. Dr. Nelson is also the faculty advisor of the ISU Aikido Club--all ISU students, faculty and staff are welcome.


Nelson, Cecil L. (2011) Intelligibility in World Englishes: Theory and Application. New York and London: Routledge.

Kachru, Braj, Yamuna Kachru, and Cecil L. Nelson, eds. (2006) Handbook of World Englishes. Blackwell Publishing.

Kachru, Yamuna, and Cecil L. Nelson (2006) World Englishes in Asian Contexts. Hong Kong University Press.

Kachru, Braj B., and Cecil L. Nelson (1996) "World Englishes." In Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching. Ed. S. McKay and N. Hornberger. Cambridge University Press. 71-102.

Nelson, Cecil L. (1995) "Intelligibility and World Englishes in the Classroom." World Englishes 14 (2): 273-279.

Nelson, Cecil L. (1992) "My Language, Your Culture: Whose Communicative Competence?" In The Other Tongue: English Across Cultures. 2nd edition. Ed. Braj B. Kachru. U. of Illinois Press. 327-339