B. Richard Page
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B. Richard Page

B. Richard Page

Associate Professor of German and Linguistics

Germanic linguistics; historical phonology; Pennsylvania German

232 Burrowes Building


  1. Ph.D. in Germanic linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994
  2. M.A. in German literature, Vanderbilt University, 1989
  3. J.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986
  4. B.A. Davidson College, 1983


Dr. Page teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of linguistics, German, and Pennsylvania German culture. His research interests include older Germanic dialects, historical linguistics, language change, language contact, Pennsylvania German, and phonology. He has published articles on Germanic linguistics in a variety of journals including Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur, DiachronicaJournal of Germanic Linguistics, and Lingua. Aaron D. Rubin and he are co-editors of Studies in Classical Linguistics in Honor of Philip Baldi (Brill, 2010). In addition, he has worked with Julia Kasdorf, Joshua Brown, the Mifflin County Mennonite Historical Society and Penn State University Libraries to collect oral histories of Pennsylvania German Anabaptists in nearby Big Valley. Michael T. Putnam and he are the co-editors of the book series Studies in Germanic Linguistics with the Ohio State University Press.