David W. Newton

David W. Newton, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Phone: 678-839-4877 | Fax: 678-839-4849

Email:  dnewton@westga.edu

Office: Technology Learning Center 2-225

Hours: Fall Semester 2014
Please email dnewton@westga.edu to schedule an appointment.


  • B.A., English, The College of Charleston, 1983
  • M.Div., Historical Theology, The Candler School of Theology, 1988
  • Ph.D., Linguistics, Emory University, 1993


My professional interests are in the areas of historical and applied linguistics and in nineteenth-century American literature. My research and publications have focused primarily on nineteenth-century American language and culture. I teach courses in linguistics (History of the English Language, American English Dialects, and English Grammar), and Nineteenth Century American Literature.

Courses Taught

Introduction to English Linguistics; History of the English Language; American English Dialects; English Grammar; Literary Theory; Research and Methods; Edgar Allan Poe; Native American Literature; Southern Literature; American Romanticism; Nineteenth-Century American Poetry; Nineteenth-Century American Popular Fiction; American Captivity Narratives; Narratives of Discovery, Exploration, and Encounter

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • ENGL-1101 (English Composition I)    
    • ENGL-4125 (Colonial & Early Amer Lit)    
    • ENGL-4300 (StudiesInEnglishLang:Grammar)    
    • ENGL-5125 (Colonial & Early American Lit)    
    • ENGL-5300 (StudiesInENGL Lang:Grammar)    
    • ENGL-6110 (Seminar in American Lit I)    
  • Fall 2015 Sections
    • ENGL-1101 (English Composition I) Section: 113
    • ENGL-4125 (Colonial & Early Amer Lit) Section: 01W
    • ENGL-4300 (Engl Lang:HistOfTheLang) Section: 01W
    • ENGL-5125 (Colonial & Early American Lit) Section: 01
    • ENGL-5300 (Engl Lang:HistOfTheLang) Section: 01
  • Summer 2015 Sections
    • ENGL-6110 (Seminar in American Lit I) Section: 01
  • Spring 2015 Sections
    • ENGL-4300 (Studies in Eng Lang-Grammar) Section: 01
    • ENGL-5300 (Studies in Eng Lang-Grammar) Section: 01
  • Spring 2014 Sections
    • ENGL-4300 (StudiesInEnglishLang:Grammar) Section: 01   [View Syllabus]
    • ENGL-5300 (StudiesInENGL Lang:Grammar) Section: 01   [View Syllabus]