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My interdisciplinary research in applied linguistics draws on sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, the learning sciences, and qualitative methodologies. Through collaborations with youth and teachers in the US and Singapore, linguistic and educational research agendas interrogate the role of language ideologies in constructing everyday notions of social difference, with regard to ability, race, and other social categories and constructions. I am currently the book review editor for the journal Linguistics and Education.
- The University of Georgia, PhD
- The University of Georgia, Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies Graduate Certificate
- New York University, Bachelor of Music
Linguistic constructions of race, educational success, and literacies; language ideologies; discursive methodologies. Drawing heavily on sociocultural theory, I strive to unpack the ways that language use and interaction create categories as well as social and educational opportunities while closing down others with implications for social justice, access, and identity.
- Introduction to the Study of Language (Undergraduate)
- Sociolinguistics (Undergraduate)
- Sociolinguistics (Graduate)
- Language and Identity (Graduate)
Journal Articles (peer refereed)
- Anderson, K. T., & Wales, P. (in press). Can you design for agency?: Exploring the ideological mediation of an out-of-school digital storytelling workshop. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies.
- Anderson, K. T., & Zuiker, S. (2010). Performative Identity as a resource for “being scientific”: Scientific Shane vs. Jimmy Neutron. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 9(5), 1-19.
- Anderson, K.T. (2009). Applying positioning theory to analysis of classroom interactions: Mediating micro-identities, macro-kinds, and ideologies of knowing. Linguistics and Education, 20(4), 291-310
- Lee, J. S., & Anderson, K.T. (2009). Negotiating linguistic and cultural identities: Theorizing and constructing opportunities and risks in education. Review of Research in Education, 33, 181-211.
- Anderson, K.T. (2008). Justifying race talk: Indexicality and the social construction of race and linguistic value. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 18(1), 108-129.
- Anderson, K.T. (2007). Constructing “otherness”: Ideologies and differentiating speech style. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 17(2), 178-197.
- Anderson, K.T. (2007*). Discourses of difference: Applied methodologies for evaluating race and speech style. Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2(2), 129-151. (*Publication date listed as 2005 due to journal backlog, but actual publication date is 2007).
Ho, M. L. C., Anderson, K. T., & Leong, A. P. (Eds.) (2011). Transforming literacies and language: Multimodality and literacy in the new media age. London: Continuum.
- American Anthropological Association (Council for Anthropology in Education, and Society for Linguistic Anthropology)
- American Educational Research Association (Language and Social Processes SIG; Writing and Literacies SIG)
- International Society for the Learning Sciences
- New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV)