Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate German Language Instruction

Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm's CV

PhD (University of Texas at Austin, 1999)

Associate Professor, Co-director and Coordinator of Undergraduate German Language Instruction. Previous teaching appointment: University of Kansas, 1999-2006.

Specializations: Conversation analysis; grammar and social interaction; cross-cultural pragmatics; foreign language pedagogy; TA development and language program direction.

Books: "Request sequences: The intersection of grammar, interaction and social context" (John Benjamin Publishing, 2006).

Articles and book chapters on: teaching and learning L2 pragmatics; politeness on web chats; the social action of requests in conversation; native-nonnative speakers interaction; politeness on telephone conversation.

Major awards: Fulbright research award (2003); excellence in undergraduate teaching award (2002); excellence in graduate teaching award (2001)

Major courses taught: Teaching German as a foreign language; German sociolinguistics; the structure of German language; cross-cultural pragmatics; conversation analysis.

Areas of Expertise
  • Conversation Analysis (Grammar & social interaction)
  • Second language interactional competence
  • Applied Linguistics

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1775 S. College Road
Columbus OH 43210