My research examines naturally occurring, video/audio-recorded social interactions in a variety of settings: ordinary conversations between family and friends, doctor-patient interactions conducted with the help of language interpreters, and conversations among co-workers at workplaces. I use the methodology of Conversation Analysis (CA) to conduct research on talk in Russian and English languages, as well as bilingual Russian-English conversations. Broadly, I am interested in examining how members of different cultural and language communities pursue mutual understanding and construct interpersonal relationships in and through social interaction. I am currently researching everyday interactions in Russian American immigrant families as well as interactions in mental health settings.
For more information on Conversation Analysis (CA) at Rutgers, visit our Rutgers University Conversation Analysis Lab (RUCAL)
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