“Social Identities in Text” by Dr. Ritwik Banerjee

Date: 02/26/2018

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Special Collections Seminar Room


University Libraries Presents

“Social Identities in Text”

A lecture by Dr. Ritwik Banerjee

Participants in social communication adapt, often unconsciously, to each others language styles. This adaptation exhibits a twofold phenomenon of convergence, in order to achieve social goals, and divergence, to convey group distinctiveness. But are these groups and identities present in written language, especially when the social (or individual) goals are supposedly independent of social identities? This is a question we explore with respect to gender as a social identity in scientific research writings.


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Kate Kasten

Kate Kasten

Head of Humanities & Social Sciences at Stony Brook University Libraries
Kate is Head of Humanities and Social Sciences at Stony Brook University Libraries. She is the liaison to the French & Francophone Studies program and the Russian Studies program.
email: kathleen.kasten@stonybrook.edu
Kate Kasten
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