ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4954-1038

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2018. Kiesling, Scott F. Language, Gender, and Sexuality. New York: Routledge. In cooperation with the Linguistics Society of America. To be published December 2018.

2015. Johnstone, Barbara, Dan Baumgardt, Maeve Eberhardt, and Scott Kiesling. Pittsburgh Speech and Pittsburghese. New York: Mouton.

2012. Paulston, Christina Bratt, Scott F. Kiesling and Elizabeth Rangel, eds. The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers.

2011. Kiesling, Scott F. Linguistic Variation and Change. Edinburgh Sociolinguistics Series. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press.

2005. Kiesling, Scott F., and Christina Bratt Paulston, eds. Intercultural Discourse and Communication: The Essential Readings. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers.

Articles and Book Chapters

In press. Kiesling, Scott F., Umashanthi Pavalanathan, Jim Fitzpatrick, Xiaochuang Han, and Jacob Eisenstein. “Interactional stancetaking in online forums.” Special issue on “Language in social media: Exploiting discourse and other contextual information.” Computational Linguistics.

In press. Kiesling, Scott F. “Stance.” In The Oxford Handbook of Language and Sexuality, Kira Hall and Rusty Barrett (eds.). Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press.

2018. “Masculine stancetaking and the linguistics of affect: On masculine ease.” NORMA: International Journal of Masculinity Studies. Special Issue: Masculinity and Affect.

2017. Kiesling, Scott F. “YouTube Yinzers: Stancetaking and the performance of ‘Pittsburghese.’” In Identity and Dialect Performance: A Study of Communities and Dialects. Reem Bassiouney (ed). Routledge.

2013. Kiesling, Scott F. “Flirting and ‘normative’ sexualities.” Journal of Language and Sexuality 2:1 (2013), 102–122.

2013. Kiesling, Scott F. “Constructing Identity.” In The Handbook of Language Variation and Change, Jack Chambers and Natalie Schilling (eds.). Malden, MA: Blackwell. pp. 448-467.

2013. Kiesling, Scott F. "Media Interest in Sociolinguistic Endeavors" In Data Collection in Sociolinguistics, edited by Christine Mallinson, Becky Childs and Gerard van Herk. pp. 304-307.

2012. Kiesling, Scott F. “Ethnography of Communication.” In The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication, Scott F. Kiesling, Christina Bratt Paulston, and Elizabeth Rangel (eds). Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers. pp. 77-89.

2011. Kiesling, Scott F. “The interactional construction of desire as gender.” Gender and Language 5(2): 213-239.

2010. Kiesling, Scott F., and Elka Ghosh Johnson. “Four forms of interactional indirection”. Journal of Pragmatics, Special issue on indirectness. Scott Kiesling (ed.). 42,2:292-306.

2010. Kiesling, Scott F. “Introduction: Rethinking indirecness and the indexical cycle.” Journal of Pragmatics, Special issue on indirectness. Scott Kiesling (ed.). 42,2: 279-282.

2009. Kiesling, Scott F. “Style as stance: Can stance be the primary explanation for patterns of sociolinguistic variation?” In Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Stance. Alexandra Jaffe (ed). Oxford University Press. pp. 171-194.

2008. Johnstone, Barbara and Scott F. Kiesling. “Indexicality and Experience: Exploring the meanings of /aw/-monophthongization.” Journal of Sociolinguistics, 12,1:5-33.

2008. Kiesling, Scott F. “Men, Masculinities, and Language.” Language and Linguistics Compass 1,6: 653–673. DOI:

2008. Kiesling, Scott F. “Recasting Language and Masculinities in the Age of Desire.” Indiana University Linguistics Club Working Papers Online. Department of Linguistics, Indiana University Bloomington.

2007. Ness, David, and Scott F. Kiesling. “Language and connectedness in the medical and psychiatric interview.” Patient Education and Counseling 68: 139–144.

2006. Kiesling, Scott F. “Hegemonic Identity-making in Narrative.” In Discourse and Identity, Anna De Fina, Deborah Schiffrin & Michael Bamberg (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp.261-287.

2006. Kiesling, Scott F. “English in Australia and New Zealand.” In The Handbook of World Englishes. Braj B. Kachru, Yamuna Kachru, and Cecil L. Nelson (eds). New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 74-89.

2006. Kiesling, Scott F. “Language and Identity in Sociocultural Anthropology.” In Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (Second Edition): Linguistic Anthropology. Keith Brown (ed). Oxford: Elsevier. Volume 5, pp. 495-502.

2005. Kiesling, Scott F. “Homosocial Desire in Men’s Talk: Balancing and Recreating Cultural Discourses of Masculinity.” Language in Society 34,5: 695-727.

2005. Kiesling, Scott F. “Variation, Style, and Stance: Word-final -er and Ethnicity in Australian English.” English World Wide 26,1: 1-42.

2005. Mark A. Pitt, Beth Hume, Keith Johnson, Scott Kiesling, & William Raymond. “The Buckeye Corpus of Conversational Speech: Labeling Conventions and a Test of Transcriber Reliability.” Speech Communication 45: 89-95.

2004. Kiesling, Scott F. “Dude.” American Speech 79, 3: 281-305.
Reprinted (2006) in Men and Masculinities: Critical Concepts in Sociology, Stephen M. Whitehead (ed.), London: Routledge.

2004. Kiesling, Scott F. “What Does a Focus on ‘Men’s Language’ Tell Us about Language and Woman's Place?” In Language and Woman's Place: Second Edition. Robin Lakoff and Mary Bucholtz (eds). Oxford Studies in Language and Gender. New York: Oxford University Press. pp.229-236.

2004. Kiesling, Scott F. “English Input to Australia.” In Transported Dialects: The Legacy of Non-standard Colonial English, Raymond Hickey (ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 418-439.

2003. Kiesling, Scott F. “Prestige, Cultural Models, and Other Ways of Thinking about Underlying Norms and Gender.” In The Handbook of Language and Gender, 1st edition, Janet Holmes and Miriam Meyerhoff (eds). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. pp. 509-527.

2002. Kiesling, Scott F. “Playing the Straight Man: Displaying and Maintaining Male Heterosexuality in Discourse.” In Language and Sexuality: Contesting Meaning in Theory and Practice, Kathryn Campbell-Kibler, Robert J. Podesva, Sarah J. Roberts, and Andrew Wong (eds.). Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications. pp. 249-266.
Reprinted (2006) in The Language and Sexuality Reader, ed. by Deborah Cameron and Don Kulick. pp.118-131.
Reprinted (2011) in Language and Gender: A Reader, Second edition, ed. by Pia Pichler and Jennifer Coates. pp. 275-285.

2001. Kiesling, Scott F. “‘Now I Gotta Watch What I Say’: Shifting Constructions of Gender and Dominance in Discourse.” Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 11,2: 250-273

2001. Kiesling, Scott F. “Stances of Whiteness and Hegemony in Fraternity Men’s Discourse” Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 11,1: 101-115.

2000. Kiesling, Scott F. “Australian English and Recent Migrant Groups.” In Varieties of English Around the World: Focus on Australia, David Blair and Michael Collins (eds.). Amsterdam, Philadelphia: Benjamins. pp. 239-257.

1998. Kiesling, Scott F. “Men’s Identities and Sociolinguistic Variation: The Case of Fraternity Men.” Journal of Sociolinguistics 2:1, 69-100.

1997. Kiesling, Scott F. “Power and the Language of Men.” In Language and Masculinity, Sally Johnson and Ulrike Meinhof (eds.) Oxford: Blackwell. 65-85.
Reprinted (2001) in The Masculinities Reader, Stephen M. Whitehead and Frank J. Barrett (eds.), Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers (Polity Press). pp. 112-132.
Reprinted (2007) in A Cultural Approach to Interpersonal Communication: Essential Readings, Leila Monaghan, Jane E. Goodman, Jennifer Meta Robinson (eds.), Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers (Polity Press). pp. 367-384.