Amy Paugh is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at James Madison University in Virginia. She is a linguistic anthropologist whose research explores the complex interrelations between language and culture in two diverse field sites in the Caribbean (Dominica) and the United States (Los Angeles, CA). Her principal areas of interests include language socialization, the anthropology of children and childhood, and language endangerment and revitalization. She has published her research in Language in Society, Discourse & Society, the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, and Time & Society. Her book, "Playing with Languages: Children and Change in a Caribbean Village," was published by Berghahn Books in 2012.