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Name: Heidi  E Hamilton
Institution: Georgetown University
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Homepage: http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/hamilthe
State and/or Country: DC
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): German
Selected Publications: _Conversations with an Alzheimer's Patient_ (Cambridge University Press, 1994)

_Handbook of Discourse Analysis_ (with D. Schiffrin and D. Tannen, Blackwell, 2001)

_Doing Foreign Language_ (with C. Crane and A. Bartoshesky, Prentice-Hall, 2005)
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Handbook of Discourse Analysis
 The Routledge Handbook of Language and Health Communication
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Handbook of Discourse Analysis
 The Handbook of Discourse Analysis
Courses Taught: Discourse Analysis: Conversation
Discourse Analysis: Narrative
Medical Discourse
Advanced Topics in Narrative Analysis
Dissertation Director * of: German and American Conversational Styles: A focus on narrative and agonistic discussion as sources of stereotypes
(Carolyn Straehle, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Role of Prefabricated Language in Young Children's Second Language Acquisition
(Natsuko Perera, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Hedges in the Medical Intake Interview: Discourse task, gender and role
(Michelina Bonanno, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Phonological Variation at the Intersection of Ethnoracial Identity, Place and Style in Washington, D.C.
(Anastasia Nylund, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Linguistic and Extratextual Variation in Medical English Writings: A comparative genre analysis
(Lisa Russell-Pinson, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Stories of Racial Discrimination in Brazil: Language, stigma and identity
(Mercia Flannery, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Transformation of Spatial Experience in Narrative Discourse
(Blake Howald, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Negation in Japanese Narratives: A functional analysis
(Masamichi Yamada, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Language and Dementia: Sociolinguistic Aspects

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