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Budimka Uskokovic

Budimka Uskokovic

Budimka Uskokovic

Senior Lecturer and Director of German Language Instruction


427 Hagerty Hall





 2017 – 2022   Ph.D. in German Applied Linguistics.
 The Ohio State University, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures.
 Dissertation: “Intercultural Communicative Competence in German: A Conversation Analytic Approach”
 Advisor: Prof. Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm
 Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in East European and Eurasian Studies.

 2011 – 2014     M.A. in TESOL/ Linguistics.
 West Virginia University, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics.
 Thesis: “The Role of Error Correction Journal on the Written Performance of Foreign Language Students”
 Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Chalupa

 2008 – 2009   Study Abroad at the Institute for German Studies, Osnabrück University, Germany.

 2005 – 2009   B.A. in German Language and Culture, summa cum laude, minor in TESOL. University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philology.

Research Interests

  • Second Language Acquisition/ Applied Linguistics
  • Language Teaching with Technology
  • Conversation Analysis
  • Intercultural Communicative Competence

Recent Publications


 Uskokovic, B. (forthcoming). Resource mobilization in L2 video-mediated interactions: Utilizing object to enhance interactional management. Conversation Analytic Research on Video-mediated L2 interation. Routledge.

 Uskokovic, B., & Schirm. S. (forthcoming). Assessment of Interactional Competence in L2 German: Integrating an innovative rubric to help language teachers effectively evaluate pragmatics. System: An International Journal of Technology and Applied Linguistics. Special Issue on Pragmatics in Second and Foreign Language Teacher Education.

 2023  Schirm. S., Uskokovic, B., Taleghani-Nikazm, C. The competence in little words: Response patterns in German L2 interaction. Applied Pragmatics. Special Issue on Assessing Interactional Competence: Between Description and Grading.

 2022 Uskokovic, B., & Taleghani-Nikazm, C. Talk and embodied conduct in word searches in video-mediated interaction. Social Interaction Video Based Studies of Human Sociality. Special Issue on Bodily Practices in Multilingual Interaction.

 2020 Uskokovic, B. Who owns language in online real-time interactions? Linguistic Forum, 2(3), 1-6. https://linguisticforum.com/index.php/ling/article/download/48/29/185

 2020 Uskokovic, B. StoryJumper: Students publish their own books. The Foreign Language Technology Magazine. 

 2019  Uskokovic, B. Conversation strategies during an online immersion experience.
American Language Journal, 3(1), 51-62.