David B. Frank, Ph.D.

Senior Linguistics Consultant

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington, 1983
  • M.A., Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington, 1977
  • B.A., Linguistics, University of Georgia, 1975

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Linguistics Consultant, SIL International, 2012–
  • Editor, Journal of Translation, 2007–
  • Member, Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, 2007–
  • Linguistics Consultant, SIL Americas Area, 2001–

Other professional experience and service

  • International Linguistics Consultant, 2008–2011
  • Linguistic field worker, Gullah, 2003–2006
  • Linguistic field worker, St. Lucian Creole, 1984–2000
  • Instructor, English as a Foreign Language, University of Texas at Arlington, 1978–1980
  • Instructor for SIL summer courses, University of Oklahoma, 1976–1980

Professional memberships

  • Southeastern Conference on Linguistics, 2008–
  • Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, 2002–
  • Society for Caribbean Linguistics, 1982–
  • Linguistic Society of America, 1975–

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • French Creole: ILR 4
  • Sea Island Creole (Gullah): ILR 2
  • Portuguese Creole: ILR 2
  • Spanish: ILR 2
  • French: ILR 2

Research interests

  • Creole languages
  • Descriptive linguistics
  • Lexicography
  • Translation theory
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Discourse analysis
P.O. Box 248
Waxhaw,, NC 28173-0248
United States