The Linguistics Department is pleased to welcome Dr. Cynthia Gordon as its latest Associate Professor
Cynthia Gordon uses theories and methods of discourse analysis to examine everyday social interaction across a range of contexts. She is particularly interested in interactional sociolinguistics, theories of framing and intertextuality, and the linguistic construction of relationships and identities. Her experience includes collaborative research projects on family, medical, educational, and online and mobile phone communication. Previously, she was an associate professor in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Syracuse University. Gordon earned her PhD in Linguistics from Georgetown in 2003.