Steve Nagle, professor of English at Coastal
will give a public lecture as part of Coastal's Distinguished Teacher-
Scholar Lecturer Series on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wall
Auditorium on the Coastal campus. The lecture, "The life and times of
the English language: an unauthorized biography," is free and open to
Nagle is the fifth recipient of the Distinguished Teacher-Scholar
Lecturer award, sponsored annually by Horry Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
The award is presented to a faculty member who has outstanding
abilities as a teacher, scholar and communicator. The recipient of the
honor delivers a lecture during the fall semester on an original topic
drawn from his or her area of expertise.
In his lecture, Nagle will describe how the English language
developed and how it continues to evolve.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Nagle joined the Coastal faculty in
1972 and has been director of International Programs at Coastal since
1987. He is founder of the Palmetto Partnership for International
Exchange and is a former executive director of the South Carolina
Consortium for International Studies. In 1999 he was named a Fellow of
University College-Northampton in the United Kingdom.
He was educated at the University of South Carolina, where he
earned a bachelor's degree in French in 1970, a master's degree in
linguistics in 1972 and a doctorate in linguistics in 1986. He has
published numerous scholarly articles on linguistics and is currently
editing a book on Southern English.