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Douglas J. Glick

Associate Professor

Anthropology

Background

Glick is a linguistic anthropologist and his research focuses on language use in the constitution of meaning in social interaction. His methods are broadly semiotic, drawing on grammatical, sociolinguistic and discursive approaches to linguistic meaning. One of his research foci is on language and style, in particular, politeness marking in Modern Hebrew. Recently, Glick has been investigating the role of (poetic) parallelisms as a common semiotic mechanism for grounding meanings across a variety of ritual and non-ritual interactional settings, with an increasing focus on “mass media texts” in the U.S. and in Israel. His most recent project involves research in Israel on the ways in which ethnic stereotypes that are linked to 'ways of speaking' circulate through mass media.

Education

  • PhD, MA, University of Chicago

Research Interests

  • Linguistic anthropology
  • semiotics
  • mass media

Awards

  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching