Cynthia Gordon is Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University.
She uses theories and methods of discourse analysis to examine everyday social interaction across a range of contexts. She is particularly interested in interactional sociolinguistics, theories of framing and intertextuality, and the linguistic construction of relationships and identities. Her experience includes collaborative research projects on family, medical, educational, and online and mobile phone communication. She is author of Making Meanings, Creating Family: Intertextuality and Framing in Family Interaction (Oxford University Press, 2009) and co-editor (with Deborah Tannen and Shari Kendall) of Family Talk: Discourse and Identity in Four American Families (Oxford University Press, 2007). She is author or co-author of articles published in Language in Society, Qualitative Research, Linguistics and Education, Communication and Medicine, Research on Language and Social Interaction, Journal of Pragmatics, and Intercultural Management Quarterly.