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University of Wisconsin–Madison
Cecilia  Ford

Cecilia Ford

Expert on sociolinguistics, specializing in conversation analysis, gender and language, and the uses of language in spoken interaction

Professor, English and sociology Work: 608-263-2706 ceford@wisc.edu Home page

Topics

  • Conversation analysis: how people improvise language, gestures and body position to communicate
  • Gender and language: documenting the experience of women in professional meetings in science and engineering, etc.
  • Combining the study of social organization with the study of language

Achievements

  • UW-Madison Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award, 2005
  • Member, UW-Madison's Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute
  • Author, "Women Speaking Up: Getting and Using Turns in Workplace Meetings," Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
  • Editor, "Sound Patterns in Interaction: Cross-linguistic Studies of Phonetics and Prosody for Conversation," Benjamins, 2004
  • Editor, "The Language of Turn and Sequence," Oxford, 2002

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