Profiles in "Linguistics - Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis" Expertise Area

  • Adams research interests are in the study of language in its social and linguistic context. She is the director of English graduate studies.
  • Brendan O’Connor is a linguistic anthropologist of education in ASU's School of Transborder Studies who conducts research on language, identity, youth culture, and education.
  • SturtzSreetharan's interests center on language as social action. Her current project, "the everyday language of body/weight stigma," investigates how people make sense of their bodies as revealed in their language use.
  • Katie Bernstein's work examines the language and literacy learning of linguistically diverse students and the contexts that shape their learning: from peer interactions to teacher beliefs to state-level language policy.
  • Kroo's research uses sociolinguistic and linguistic anthropological methodologies to understand post-disaster communities, migration, and future imagining with a focus on Japan and Korea.
  • Lutfi Hussein teaches linguistics in the Department of English. His research interests include discourse analysis, multimodal discourse, and applied linguistics.
  • Torres is an applied sociolinguist who uses quantitative and qualitative approaches to analyze spoken and written discourses concerning health issues—including policies, medical interactions, opioids, and access inequities.