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Lori A Czerwionka

Lori A Czerwionka

Chair of Spanish and Portuguese // SLC

Associate Professor // SLC

Associate Professor // Spanish and Portuguese // SLC

Associate Professor // Linguistics // SIS

Associate Professor // Latin American Studies // SIS

Associate Professor // SIS

Research focus:
Spanish Linguistics, Pragmatics

Curriculum vitae

Office and Contact

Room: SC 168

Office hours: By appointment


Phone: (765) 496-6046


Lori Czerwionka has a Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin.  Her primary fields of research are pragmatics, intercultural competence, and second language acquisition.  Her work has focused on mitigation and the use of discourse markers by native and non-native speakers of Spanish, as well as the acquisition of pragmatic and intercultural norms in learning environments including short-term study abroad.  To examine these topics, she uses a variety of methodological approaches including corpus and experimental approaches to linguistics as well as both qualitative and quantitative analyses.  In addition to her linguistics research, she collaborates with an interdisciplinary research team to investigate the effects of humanities-informed engineering learning experiences on problem-solving skills.


Professor Czerwionka's research appears in many books and journals, including Journal of Pragmatics, Intercultural Pragmatics, Hispania, and International Journal of Learner Corpus Research.