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Renee Perelmutter

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures - Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
Associate Professor
Associate Director, Center for Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies
Primary office:
785-550-4589
Wescoe Hall
Room 2127
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590


Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Yiddish and Slavic morphosyntax and pragmatics; Jewish folklore

Teaching Interests

  • Jewish languages
  • Yiddish
  • Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Folklore

Research

Though my graduate work focused on morphosyntax, I am increasingly involved in pragmatics and sociolinguistics research. I am especially interested in the ways that the considerations of facework, identity, and power interact with grammar. My interests in folklore and cultural history inform my pragmatics and sociolinguistics work. Recently I have written on reported speech and impoliteness, both in contemporary and historical perspectives, and am currently writing a monograph on Russian women’s discourse online. My languages are Russian, Hebrew, and Yiddish.

Research Interests

  • Morphosyntax
  • Pragmatics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Languages in contact
  • Slavic
  • Russian
  • Yiddish
  • Hebrew
  • Multilingualisms
  • Gender

Selected Publications

Perelmutter, R. (2013). The Founding Fathers' flamewar: (Im)politeness and community in the Russian blogosphere.


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