• Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Linguistics


  • Toward a Lexically Realistic Semantics of Taboo (and Other) Words. Linguistics Colloquium, University of Utah, November 9, 2023. Presentation, Presented, 11/09/2023.
  • Words You Just Don’t Say. Community Conversations, University of Utah, May 5, 2021. Other, Presented, 05/05/2021.
  • The Color of Words, Our Story Conference, Gustavus Adolphus College. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/16/2010.
  • Participated in Contemporary Languages of Racism panel, Student conference on Writing and Social Justice, Salt Lake Community College. Other, Presented, 04/19/2008.


  • French, fluent.
  • German, functional.
  • Hungarian, functional.
  • Wolof, basic.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Senegal


  • Randall Eggert (2023). Review of Utah English by David Eddington. Utah Historical Quarterly. Accepted, 12/19/2023.
  • Randall Eggert (2020). This Book is Taboo: An Introduction to Linguistics through Swearing, Second Edition. (pp. 267). Kendall Hunt. Published, 09/2020.
  • R. Eggert. 2015. How the N-Word Became the new F-Word. Washington Post. June 26, 2015. Published, 06/26/2015.
  • Eggert, R. 2011. This Book is Taboo: An Introduction to Linguistics through Swearing. Kendall Hunt Publishing. Published, 05/2011.
  • Kleinedler, S. and R. Eggert. 2006. Indexi-lexicography. In G. Ward and B. Birner (eds.), Drawing the Boundaries of Meaning: Neo-Gricean Studies in Pragmatics and Semantics in Honor of Laurence R. Horn. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Published, 10/2006.
  • Eggert, R. 2003. I bet you think this paper is about ‘you’: Participant roles and ‘you’. BLS 29. 115-125. Published, 10/2003.
  • Anderson, G.D. and R. Eggert. 2001. A typology of verb agreement in Burushaski. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area. 24.2. Published, 09/2001.
  • Eggert, R. 2000. Grammaticality and context with respect to and… and or… respectively. CLS 36. 93-107. Published, 08/2000.
  • Eggert, R. 1998. I’m not here right now: Salience in pure indexical reference. CLS 34. 111-126. Published, 08/1998.