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Dominika M BaranDominika M Baran  
Associate Professor of English and Linguistics

Office Location: English Department, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 684-2741
Email Address: dominika.baran@duke.edu

Teaching (Fall, 2019):

  • English 490s-1.01, Special topics in linguistics Synopsis
    Allen 317, M 01:40 PM-03:40 PM; Allen 317, W 03:05 PM-04:05 PM

Office Hours:

Spring 2014
Wednesdays 3-4 pm
or by appointment


Ph.D., Harvard University

M.A., Harvard University

BA, Harvard University

My work to date has focused on the relationship between language ideologies and the construction of social identities through linguistic practice. My PhD dissertation examined the intersection of language, ethnicity, gender and social class in the context of an educational institution in Taiwan. Most recently, I have become interested in the role of language in the shaping of immigrant identities in the United States and other English-dominant countries.

Curriculum Vitae
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Baran, DM. "Narratives of migration on Facebook: Belonging and identity among former fellow refugees." Language in Society 47.2Cambridge University Press (CUP), (April, 2018): 245-268. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Baran, D. Language in immigrant America. January, 2017. 1-357 pp. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Baran, D. "Linguistic practice and identity work: Variation in Taiwan Mandarin at a Taipei County high school." Journal of Sociolinguistics 18.1 (January, 2014): 32-59. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Baran, DM. "Working with adolescents: Identity, power and responsibility in sociolinguistic ethnography." Practices of Ethics: An Empirical Approach to Ethics in Social Sciences.. Ed. Paoletti, I; Tomas, A; Mendez, F. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. 155-176.
  5. Baran, DM. "Negotiating Complex Identities: Language Choice, Code-switching, and Identity in Taiwan." Language and Identity: the Selected Papers of the International Conference Ed. Ashley, LRN; Finke, WH. Cummings and Hathaway Publishers, (2002): 63-75.  Sponsored by the American Society of Geolinguistics

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