Discourse Analysis

One of the major cross-cutting thrusts of my work is identification of conversational constructs that predict important individual difference variables including motivational constructs and participation goals as well as individual and group outcomes such as learning, knowledge transfer, relationship formation and trust, stress reduction, and decision making. The theoretical contribution of my work in this area is the reinterpretation of largely qualitative frameworks from sociolinguistics and discourse analysis from a computational perspective, with a particular focus on frameworks characterizing interpersonal dynamics within the theory of Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL).

You can read more about the findings from this strand of research here or impact here.

Carolyn Penstein Rose (cprose@cs.cmu.edu)/ Carnegie Mellon University