Galina Bolden's Blog
So... what's in a word?
May 22nd, 2010 / 8:54 am
The New York Times looks into the new(ish) uses of the discourse marker "so" and what it says about today's culture: check it out !
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Winners of the Public Speaking Competition
April 14th, 2009 / 10:45 am
Lambda Pi Eta hosted the 2009 SCILS Public Speaking Competition last night, April 13. Here are this year's winners:Classes of 2010-2011 (Myron Smith and Irving Upson Speaking Awards)1st place ($300): Hilary Levin 2nd place ($200): Russell Cox   3rd place ($150): Derek Kornbluth    3rd place ($150): Chinyere K. OjiniClass of 2009 (Ann Bussing Speaking Award)1st place ($350)
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Lambda Pi Eta Events
January 31st, 2009 / 12:07 am
New Applications Accepted The Department of Communication is currently accepting applications for Lambda Pi Eta, the communication honor society of the National Communication Association.Lambda Pi Eta serves as a basis for academic and professional growth, in addition to recognizing student excellence within the Communication Department.  Further, Lambda Pi Eta will provide
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Lambda Pi Eta Induction Ceremony
November 2nd, 2008 / 8:44 pm
Communication Majors: Apply for the Communication Honor Society
September 11th, 2008 / 9:03 pm
Collaborative summer project
August 10th, 2008 / 12:46 pm
Galina Bolden
Associate Professor
Communication
Contact Info
Office:
CIL-208
Phone:
848-932-8720
Fax:
732-932-6916
Email:
gbolden@rci.rutgers.edu
Office Hours:
By appointment
Bio

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 have conducted 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.

Education
Ph.D. and M.A. University of California, Los Angeles - Applied Linguistics
B.A. University of Minnesota - Linguistics
Research
  • Language in social interaction in ordinary and professional settings (see NCA LSI)
  • Conversation analysis in English and Russian (see CA in Russian)
  • Communication across linguistic and cultural barriers
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Social interaction in medicine and mental health

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