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Tracy, Karen Professor Emerita/Emeritus


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research overview

  • Dr. Tracy is a discourse analyst who studies institutional talk, with special attention to justice-linked and education governance sites. Her areas of expertise are language and social interaction, facework and identity construction, dilemmatic, multiple goal approaches, discourse analysis, and studies of institutional discourse.


  • discourse analysis, institutional talk, qualitative methods, politeness and facework, identity and interaction, appellate oral argument, public meetings, group communication, argument in context


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International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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