Felicia Roberts

  • Professor; School Associate Head
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison (1996)
    B.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison (1980)



Department Information

Communication // Faculty
Linguistics // SIS // Faculty
Interdisciplinary Studies // Faculty

Office Information


    Dr. Roberts' primary interest is conversation analysis, understanding the coordinated verbal and nonverbal practices that construct everyday and institutional life.  Her research crosses contexts from doctor-patient encounters to parent-child interaction, to veterinarians managing people and their pets.  Ongoing interests in language attitudes, perception of non-standard speakers, language variation and change.



  • Representative Publications




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