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Research Interests

Writing Studies, Literate Activity, Dialogic Theory, Semiotic Practice, Applied Linguistics, Genre, CHAT and ANT.

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Paul Prior is a Professor in English and the Center for Writing Studies. Working with cultural-historical activity theory, actor-network theory, and dialogic semiotics, he has explored connections among writing, talk, embodied action, learning, and disciplinarity.


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  • Michelle Kendrick Outstanding Digital Production/Scholarship Award

    Prior, Paul A (Recipient), Berry, Patrick (Recipient), Bellwoar, Hannah (Recipient), Ittersum, Derek Van (Recipient), Solberg, Janine (Recipient), Shipka, Jody (Recipient), Chewning, Bill (Recipient), Lunsford, Karen (Recipient), Rohan, Liz (Recipient), Roozen, Kevin (Recipient), Sheridan-Rabideau, Mary P. (Recipient) & Walker, Joyce (Recipient), 2007

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