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Diana Boxer
Professor of Linguistics
4131D Turlington Hall
352-294-7449
dboxer@ufl.edu

Office hours Spring 2014
Tuesdays
10:30-12PM
Thursdays
12PM-1:30PM or by appt.

Spring 2014 Syllabi
 
LIN 4600, Section 2514
Survey of Sociolinguistics

 
LIN 6601, Section 4543
Sociolinguistics

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Diana Boxer, Professor of LinguisticsDiana Boxer

Distinguished Teaching Scholar  and
Professor of Linguistics

Recently published:

The Lost Art of the Good Schmooze:  Building Rapport and Defusing Conflict in Everyday Talk

Praeger Publications
(February 2011)

As long as people are talking, the world is our laboratory.

Diana Boxer's research and teaching focuses on sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and pragmatics, the ethnography of communication, gender and language, second language acquisition, and general applied linguistics.

·     Linguistics Homepage

·     Selected Publications

·     E-mail me at dboxer@ufl.edu

My research and teaching focus on the analysis of face-to-face discourse and adult second language acquisition, or what I call "real world linguistics."  My theoretical work in discourse analysis and pragmatics has given me the opportunity to study a diversity of areas including:  1)  building solidarity with others through discourse (e.g., complaining, commiserating, joking); 2)  Acquiring rapport-inspiring speech behavior by learners wishing to build relationships with native speakers and thereby learn more language; 3)  analyzing gender differences in spoken discourse that affect perceptions and relationships; 4)  perceiving gendered discourse as sexual harassment, particularly in intercultural interactions (e.g., between undergraduates and international teaching assistants); 5)  Studying language use in the workplace 6)  Investigating cultural stereotypes held by administrators and staff in "gate keeping encounters"; 7) “schmoozing” as it is effectively used in the discourse of advising; 8) self-disclosing and gender; 9)  Nagging in the familial domain; 10) Choosing surnames and what the choices reflect about societies; 11)  and learning language through content-based ESL.

Books

The Lost Art of the Good Schmooze:  Building Rapport and Defusing Conflict in Everyday Talk.  Praeger Publications (February 2011)

D. Boxer and Andrew D. Cohen, (eds.). Studying Speaking to Inform Second Language Learning.  Clevedon, UK:  Multilingual Matters.  (2004)
http://www.multilingual-matters.com/multi/display.asp?isb=1853597201

Applying Sociolinguistics:  Domains and Face-to-Face Interaction. Amsterdam:  John Benjamins (2002)

Complaining and Commiserating:  A Speech Act View of Solidarity in Spoken American English.  New York:  Lang (1993).

 

 

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