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Ph.D., University of Chicago

Research Interests

The role of culture in verbal interaction
how speakers perform and infer cultural identities in their own and others' talk
style shifting and code switching in discourse
intercultural communication
oral narrative

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Professor Koven researches the relationships between identity and language practices in migrant communities. She is addresses how bilingual speakers enact multiple, culturally situated identities in talk, with a particular focus on narrative discourse.

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244 Lincoln Hall
702 S Wright
M/C 456
Urbana, IL 61801

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