Core MLC Faculty
Interests: Discourse analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, intercultural (mis)communication, gender and workplace discourse, gatekeeping encounters, using applied sociolinguistics in career paths in business, government, academia
Vice-Chair, Department of Linguistics
Director, Sociolinguistics Concentration
Interests: Discourse analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, theories of framing and intertextuality, linguistic construction of relationships and identities, digital/online discourse.
Assistant Teaching Professor
Interests: Discourse analysis; management of knowledge, beliefs, and emotions in language and interaction; metaphor and frame analysis; research interviewing and other qualitative research methods.
Heidi E. Hamilton
Interests: Discourse analysis, intertextuality, institutional discourse, health discourse, language and Alzheimer’s disease
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Interests: Phonological variation, sociolinguistics, (socio)phonetics, phonological theory, dialect contact, change over the lifespan, vowel systems, accommodation & style-shifting, individual differences in language variation, research methods in phonetics
Interests: Language variation and change, stylistic variation, sociolinguistic field methods, forensic linguistics
Interests: Discourse analysis; analyzing everyday conversation, including conversations over social media; family interaction; cross-cultural communication; language and gender