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Name: Ilona  Vandergriff
Institution: San Francisco State University
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: CA
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Specialty: CMC - CALL - Networked language learning
Subject Language(s): German
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications: (under review) 'A pragmatic investigation of emoticon use in nonnative/native speaker text chat'

(forthcoming)''My major is English, belive it or not:)' –Intersubjectivity and the learner role and in NS-NNS chat.' CALICO Journal.

2013.'Emotive communication online: A contextual analysis of computer-mediated communication (CMC) cues.' Journal of Pragmatics 51, 1–12.

2012 “Taking a Stance on Stance: Metastancing as Legitimation.” Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines 6(1). 53–75.

2012 Vandergriff, Ilona & Fuchs, Carolin. “How to Laugh Online - Humor Support in Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication (SCMC)” HUMOR. International Journal of Humor Research 25(4). 437–458. [juried journal]

2010.“Staging dialogue – Commenting wenn ‘if’-constructions in German persuasive discourse” Interdisciplinary Journal for Germanic Linguistics and Semiotic Analysis 15(2). 163-202.

2010 “Humor and Play in CMC.” In: Rotimi Taiwo (ed.). Handbook of Research on Discourse Behavior and Digital Communication: Language Structures and Social Interaction. IGI Global Publishing. Chapter 15. [chapter for book contribution]

2009 “Conditionals and Mental Space Set-up: Evidence from German Word Order.” In: Alexander Bergs and Gabriele Diewald (eds.). Contexts and Constructions (Constructional Approaches to Language CAL) Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 193-212. [chapter for book contribution]

2009. Vandergriff, Ilona & Fuchs, Carolin. “Does CMC promote language play? Exploring humor in two modalities.” CALICO Journal 27(1). 26-47.

2008 Vandergriff, Ilona, Mueller, Kimberly & Barry, David. “Authentic Models and Usage Norms: Gender Marking in First-Year German Textbooks.” Teaching German/Die Unterrichtspraxis 41(2). 144-150.

2006“’weil der schmeckt so gut’ – The Learner as Linguist.” Teaching German/Die Unterrichtspraxis 38(1). 61-73.

2006 'Negotiating Common Ground in Computer-Mediated Versus Face-to-Face Discussions.” Language Learning and Technology 10(1). 110-138.
Courses Taught: German at all levels
German Linguistics
Foreign Language Curriculum and Instruction - SLA
Reviewer of: Deutsch Lernen Online (LL Issue 25.174)



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