On the professional side of my life, I am a Conversation Analyst who uses audio and video recordings to study social interaction. I have written about the ways people agree and disagree, respond to compliments and self-criticisms, negotiate responsibility for blameworthy and praiseworthy deeds, and seek information. In addition, I have analyzed discursive practices used in health and medical settings, legal contexts, and organizational contexts. Currently I’m collaborating on a study of the basic interactional competence that non-native speakers draw on when interacting with native speakers.
On the personal side of my life, I live with my wonderful husband, two rescued dogs, and an adopted cat. In our garden we have perennials and grow vegetables. We constructed two bird feeders for our backyard, and we set up a couple of bird-cams near the feeders.