Yiddish and Slavic morphosyntax and pragmatics, general and Jewish folklore, Jewish culture
Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California
M.A., Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California
B.A., Linguistics, Hebrew University
- Jewish languages
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.
- Languages in contact
Perelmutter, R. (2013). The Founding Fathers' flamewar: (Im)politeness and community in the Russian blogosphere.