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Research Interests for Dominika M Baran

Research Interests: Language and identity, language ideologies, multilingual communities, language in education, language and migration

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.

discourse analysis, narrative, Discourse Analysis, Narrative, Identity, linguistic analysis (linguistics), Linguistic Analysis (linguistics), mandarin dialects, Mandarin Dialects, Multilingualism, sociolinguistics, Sociolinguistics, united states--emigration and immigration--history, United States--emigration and Immigration--history
Current projects:
Book project: Language in Immigrant America, to be published by Cambridge University Press
Recent Publications
  1. Baran, DM, Narratives of migration on Facebook: Belonging and identity among former fellow refugees, Language in Society, vol. 47 no. 2 (April, 2018), pp. 245-268, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi[abs]
  2. Baran, D, Language in immigrant America (January, 2017), pp. 1-357, ISBN 9781107058392 [doi[abs]
  3. Baran, D, Linguistic practice and identity work: Variation in Taiwan Mandarin at a Taipei County high school, Journal of Sociolinguistics, vol. 18 no. 1 (January, 2014), pp. 32-59 [doi[abs]
  4. Baran, DM, Working with adolescents: Identity, power and responsibility in sociolinguistic ethnography, in Practices of Ethics: An Empirical Approach to Ethics in Social Sciences., edited by Paoletti, I; Tomas, A; Mendez, F (2013), pp. 155-176, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  5. Baran, DM, Negotiating Complex Identities: Language Choice, Code-switching, and Identity in Taiwan, edited by Ashley, LRN; Finke, WH, Language and Identity: the Selected Papers of the International Conference (2002), pp. 63-75, Cummings and Hathaway Publishers, East Rockaway, NY (Sponsored by the American Society of Geolinguistics.)

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