Language, Communication and Culture

Faculty of Arts Signature Area

Leadership Team Members

Xiaoting Li

Faculty of Arts - East Asian Studies
Email: xiaoting.li@ualberta.ca
Links: https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/xiaoting-li

Reserach interests: Her research interest is language in interaction and multimodal analysis. She uses the methodology of Conversation Analysis, Interactional Linguistics and multimodal analysis in the study of everyday Mandarin talk-in-interaction. Her research explores how multimodal resources such as lexico-syntax, prosody and embodied actions are used by interactants in organizing turns, sequences and courses of actions in Mandarin conversation.

Kim Noels

Faculty of Arts - Psychology
Email: knoels@ualberta.ca
Links: https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/kim-noels

Elena Nicoladis

Faculty of Science - Psychology
Email: elenan@ualberta.ca
Links: https://www.ualberta.ca/science/about-us/contact-us/faculty-directory/elena-nicoladis

Research interests: Elena Nicoladis is interested in how children and adults communicate both with language and with nonverbal means (like gestures). She is particularly interested in how bilinguals and second language learners come to adopt a particular style (or styles) of communication in their languages.

 

 

Elisabeth Le

Faculty of Arts - Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
Email: elisabeth.le@ualberta.ca
Links: https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/elisabeth-le

Reserach interests: Elisabeth Le (PhD, 1996) is a Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta. As a discourse analyst, she has worked mostly on media discourse on issues related to international relations, politics and identity. She is now involved in a project exploring variations in belongingness, in particular to the EU.

 

 

Jennifer Dailey-O'Cain

Faculty of Arts - Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
Email: jenniedo@ualberta.ca
Links: https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/jennifer-dailey-ocain

Reserach interests: Jennifer Dailey-O'Cain is a sociolinguist with a research focus on everyday language in use, but always with an eye toward how this use relates to broader social phenomena such as identity, ideology, and globalization. She is currently Professor of German and Applied Linguistics in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies.

 

 

Sarah Moore

Alberta School of Business - Marketing, Business Economics, and Law
Email: sarah.g.moore@ualberta.ca
Links: https://www.ualberta.ca/business/about/contact-us/school-directory/sarah-moore

Reserach interests: The primary focus of my research is on language and communication, both among consumers and between consumers and firms. Within this area, I am particularly interested in word-of-mouth (WOM): consumer-to-consumer communication about experiences with products, brands, or services. My research explores how consumers are influenced by sharing or hearing WOM that contains different linguistic content, as well as how the language used in questions, advertising, and consumer-firm interactions impacts consumers. On the consumer side, I have explored how individuals sharing WOM are influenced by whether or not they explain their experiences (e.g., I loved the dessert because it was chocolatey), and when individuals hearing WOM find explanations helpful, for different types of purchases. On the firm side, I have explored how consumers respond to the use of imperative language in advertising (e.g., Like us on Facebook!), and the use of personal pronouns in customer service interactions (e.g., we vs. I). In other research, I and my co-authors are exploring various other types of language, including swearwords, slang, and emoji. 

 

LCC Graduate Student Network Coordinators

Craig St Jean

Craig St. Jean is a PhD student in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta. His research focuses on how messaging strategies (particularly message framing) about hearing loss may impact treatment uptake. Prior to joining the U of A, Craig completed a Master's in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies at Carleton University, where his research used the lens of Rhetorical Genre Studies to investigate the role that writing assignment instructions play in undergraduate student's comprehension of writing tasks. Between his degrees, Craig taught English in South Korea and Germany.

 

Kerry Sluchinski

Kerry Sluchinski is a PhD candidate in Applied Linguistics at the University of Alberta. Her general body of research focuses on the (de/re/co-)construction of identity and the use of referential forms on the Internet in Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. Her dissertation research focuses on the use of Chinese non-standard third person pronoun ta in Anti and Pro LGBT discourses on the Internet and how ta is used to navigate degrees of (non-)belonging. Kerry also completed her Master of Arts in Chinese Linguistics and Pedagogy at the U of A, where her research focused on the usage of ta as a pragmatic device to increase engagement with social media advertisements through rhetorical move analysis.

 

Richard Feddersen 

Richard Feddersen is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, and a German instructor. Prior to coming to the University of Alberta, he completed a Magister Artium at the University of Cologne in Germany, and worked for several years as a German instructor at the German Jordanian University and the Goethe-Institut Jordan. His research interests include sociolinguistics and second language acquisition, with particular focus on the concept of identity. His projects include studies of German identity construction in language textbooks and by learners of German. 
 

LCC Community

Alla Nedashkivska

Faculty of Arts, Modern Language and Cultural Studies

Research Interests: language ideologies, language and media, SLA, language pedagogy, Slavic linguistics, Ukrainian language

https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/alla-nedashkivska

 

Andrea MacLeod

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Research interests: communication disorders, children, bilingual, language acquisition, multicultural

https://bilingualacquisition.ca/

 

Astrid Ensslin

Faculty of Arts, Modern Language and Cultural Studies

Research interests: videogame discourses, digital/social media discourses, language ideologies and metalanguage in the media, language in the media, critical discourse analysis, multimodal discourse analysis, corpora and discourse analysis

https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/astrid-ensslin

 

Benjamin Tucker

Faculty of Arts, Linguistics

Research interests: speech science, phonetics, psycholinguistics, language documentation

https://aphl.artsrn.ualberta.ca/

 

Christopher Steele

Faculty of Business, Strategic Management and Organization

Research interests: communication, persuasion, and social change; communication and the construction of social reality; communication and collective identity

https://www.ualberta.ca/business/about/contact-us/school-directory/christopher-steele

 

David Rast III

Faculty of Arts, Psychology

Research interests: social identity, group processes, intergroup relations, leadership

https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/david-rast-iii

http://sites.psych.ualberta.ca/rastlab/

 

Esther Kim

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Research interests: communication accessibility, communication disorders, communication supports, language disorders

https://www.ualberta.ca/rehabilitation/about-us/contact-us/faculty-directory/esther-kim

 

Evangelia Daskalaki

Faculty of Arts, Linguistics

Research interests: heritage language acquisition, cross-linguistic influence, language typology, syntax, morphology, pragmatics, inter-generational language change

https://www.evangeliadaskalaki.com/

 

Heather Graves

Faculty of Arts, English and Film Studies

https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/heather-graves

 

Herbert Colston

Faculty of Arts, Linguistics

https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/herbert-colston

 

Hongliang Fu

Faculty of Education, Elementary Education

Research interests: language, bilingualism, cultural diversity, children

 

Johanne Paradis

Faculty of Arts, Linguistics

Research Interests: child bilingual development, individual differences, second language acquisition, heritage language acquisition

https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/johanne-paradis

 

Jorge Rosés Labrada

Faculty of Arts, Linguistics

Research interests: indigenous languages, language and identity, narratives and folklore, interaction, research methodologies

https://directory.ualberta.ca/person/jrosesla

 

K.B. Koo

Faculty of Business, marketing

Research interests: phatic communication, textual paralanguage, emoji, computer-mediated communication

https://www.ualberta.ca/business/phd/kb-koo

 

Kristan Marchak

Campus Saint-Jean

Research interests: language acquisition, semantics, identity

https://www.ualberta.ca/campus-saint-jean/a-propos/repertoire-du-personnel/fsj/kristan-marchak

 

Lucie Moussu

Faculty of Arts, English and Film Studies | Interdisciplinary Studies

https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/lucie-moussu

 

Martin Guardado

Faculty of Education, English Language School Extension

Research interests: heritage language socialization, teaching English as an additional language, identity and cosmopolitanism/global competence, short-term study abroad

https://www.ualberta.ca/extension/information/people/faculty-members/martin-guardado

 

Melissa Skoczylas

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Research interests: developmental language disorder, literacy, narratives, assessment

https://www.ualberta.ca/rehabilitation/about-us/contact-us/faculty-directory/melissa-skoczylas

 

Sally Rice

Faculty of Arts, Linguistics

Research interests: multimodal interaction, indigenous language documentation, grammaticalization and lexicalization, corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics

https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/sally-rice

 

Trelani Chapman

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Research interests: literacy, language, preschool, parent-child, assessment

https://www.ualberta.ca/rehabilitation/about-us/contact-us/faculty-directory/trelani-chapman

 

Vern Glaser

Faculty of Business, Strategic Management and Organization

Research Interests: strategy, organizational culture, family business, analytics, routines

https://www.ualberta.ca/business/about/contact-us/school-directory/vern-glaser

 

William Dunn

Faculty of Education, Secondary Education

Research interests: second language education, second language teacher education, task-based language teaching (TBLT), sociocultural theory and second language learning

https://www.ualberta.ca/education/about-us/professor-profiles/william-dunn

 

Xavier Gutiérrez

Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Research Interests: second language education, second language teacher education, task-based language teaching, metalinguistic reflection, knowledge representations of language 

https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/xavier-gutierrez

 

Yoshi Ono

Faculty of Arts, East Asian Studies

Research Interests: usage-based linguistics, language documentation, Japanese, Miyako

https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/yoshi-ono

https://sites.google.com/a/ualberta.ca/sdrs/

 

Yvonne Lam

Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Research interests: language ideologies, speaker identities, minority and indigenous languages, language shift and maintenance, multilingualism

https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/yvonne-lam