James Berryjames-berry_alt.jpg

Assistant Professor of English


Ph.D., English (Linguistics, Rhetoric/Composition) - Arizona State University
M.A.English (Linguistics) - Arizona State University
B.A., English (Literature) - University of Florida


James Berry earned his BA in English at the University of Florida, and his MA and PhD in English Linguistics at Arizona State University, where his academic interests included generative syntax, language change, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and language contact.

Dr. Berry’s current research is primarily focused on the rise of sentence adverbs in the history of English (and other languages such as Mandarin Chinese), with a particular concentration on the use of certain sentence adverbs as secondary predicates with pragmatic meaning. Other current research interests include discourse, onomastics, and stylistics.



Contact Info

Email:​ jberry@uwsp.edu
​Office: ​CCC 426
Phone: ​715-346-2385
​Fax: ​715-346-4215

Course Info

ENG 101​ ​Freshman English
ENG 106 ​Reading Fiction
​ENG 202 Sophmore English
ENG 240 ​Intro to Linguistics
ENG 250 ​Intermediate Composition
ENG 310/510​ ​Modern Short Story
ENG 342/542 ​English Grammars​