Carmen Acevedo Butcher is Professor of English and Scholar-in-Residence at Shorter University. A Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year for Georgia, she also received a President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship. She taught graduate- and undergraduate-level linguistics as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer at Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea, and was a Fulbright Scholar at University College London. She also studied at Ruprecht-Karls Universitat Heidelberg as a Rotary International Graduate Scholar. She has served as a commentator for Georgia Public Broadcasting and authored several books on medieval literature, Christian mystics, and linguistics. Her translation of THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING received the 46th annual Georgia Author of the Year award, the oldest literary award in the Southeastern United States. John Algeo is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Georgia. He is past president of the American Dialect Society, the Dictionary Society of North America, and the American Name Society. He was an associate editor of the OXFORD COMPANION TO THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE and editor of Volume 6 of the CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: ENGLISH IN NORTH AMERICA. He was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and a Guggenheim Fellow at University College London and is author of the 2006 Cambridge book BRITISH OR AMERICAN ENGLISH? A HANDBOOK OF WORD AND GRAMMAR PATTERNS.