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IU Bloomington

Debra Friedman

Department of Second Language Studies

Expert Bio

Debra Friedman is an assistant professor in the Department of Second Language Studies at Indiana University Bloomington, where she teaches courses in second language pedagogy, qualitative research and discourse analysis. Her research focuses on the social, cultural and ideological aspects of language education in multilingual communities through the framework of language socialization. Her work on the role of language teaching in the revitalization of the Ukrainian language and the construction of national identity has been published in Applied Linguistics, Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, and several edited volumes.

Areas of Expertise

Second language learning/teaching, Ukrainian language politics.