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English Faculty: Linguistics, Literary Studies
Linguistics; Pragmatics; 20th-Century Literature
Founders Hall 212
Ph.D., University of Washington
Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities: Linguistic Analysis of Literature; Language of the Salem Witchcraft Trials; Early 20th-Century Literature; Stylistics
- English 101: Critical Writing
- English 105: Introduction to Literature
- English 120: Introduction to the English Major
- English 225: Introduction to Language Analysis
- English 308: Women in Literature
- English 325: History of the English Language
- English 326: Language Studies for Teachers
- English 328: Structure of American English
- English 481: Internship in Literature or Writing
- English 465: Multicultural Issues in Literature/Languages
- English 485: English Colloquium
- English 499: Directed Study
- English 536: Seminar in American Literature
- English 546: Seminar in British Literature
- English 618: Linguistic and Rhetorical Approaches to Writing
- English 682: Internship in the Teaching of Writing
- English 690: Master's Project
- English 699: Independent Study
A Partial Listing of Recent Publications:
- “Courtroom Discourse” in Handbook of Pragmatics: Historical Pragmatics, eds. Andreas H. Jucker and Irma Taavitsainen, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2010.
- "(Un)Becoming Conduct: Cotton Mather’s Ornaments for the Daughters of Zion and the Salem Witchcraft Crisis.” In Instructional Writing in English, eds. Matti Peikola et al. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing, 2009.
- "Formulaic Discourse and Speech Acts in the Witchcraft Trial Records of Salem, 1692,” Journal of Pragmatics 41(3), 2009: 458-469. (Co-authored with Risto Hiltunen)
“Telling Tales: The role of scribes in constructing the discourse of the Salem witchcraft trials.” Journal of Historical Pragmatics 8(1), 2007: 25-41.
- “’I will tell, I will tell’: Confessional Patterns in the Salem Witchcraft Trials, 1692.” Journal of Historical Pragmatics 3:2, 2002: 299-335. (Co-authored with Risto Hiltunen)
- "Performing Gender: The Semiotics of the Body in Three Recent Films." Semiotics around the World: Synthesis in Diversity. Ed. Irmengard Rauch and Gerald F. Carr. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1997: 921-924.
"The Power of Communicating Without Words: David Malouf's An Imaginary Life and Remembering Babylon" In Antipodes: A North American Journal of Australian Literature, 10:2 (December 1996): 99-105. (Co-authored with Risto Hiltunen)
"Taking a Stance: How Finnish and American University Students Respond to Literature." In Essayes & Explorations: A `Freundschrift' for Liisa Dahl, ed. Marita Gustafsson. Anglicana Turkuensia, No. 15: 21-35. Turku: University of Turku Press, 1996.