Mai Kuha

Mai Kuha

Assistant Teaching Professor of English

Curriculum Vitae

Phone:765-285-8410

Room:RB 335


Mai Kuha lives and breathes linguistic structure and its lessons about how human society and the human mind work. Her research goal is to contribute to our understanding of the linguistic phenomena that underlie social and environmental problems through projects in sociolinguistics and pragmatics that contribute to social justice, improve intercultural communication and understanding, raise awareness of sustainability issues, and help improve the effectiveness of environmental discourse. Kuha's research articles have appeared in the Journal of Pragmatics and Society & Animals.

Professional Experience

Assistant Teaching Professor of English

1999-present
Teach a range of undergraduate and graduate linguistics courses

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

Ph.D. in Linguistics

Indiana University, Bloomington, 1999

M.A.

University of Cincinnati, 1990

B.S.

Northern Kentucky University, 1987

Research and Publications

  • Kuha, Mai. 2018. The treatment of environmental topics in the language of politics. In Alwin Fill & Hermine Penz (eds.) The Routledge handbook of ecolinguistics. London and New York: Routledge. 249-260.
  • Riddle, Elizabeth & Mai Kuha. 2017. Rude language in personal apologies for a political event. In Anna Baczkowska (ed.) Impoliteness in media discourse. Series: Interfaces. Peter Lang. 77-106.
  • Kuha, Mai. 2011. Degrees of anthropocentrism in accounts of wildlife-vehicle collisions. Society & Animals 19(1). 1-21.

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Language and Society 220 1 1000 - 1050 M W F RB, room 107
Language and Society 220 2 1100 - 1215 T R RB, room 284
English Linguistics 321 1 1500 - 1550 M W F RB, room 115
Sociolinguistics 627 1 1700 - 1815 M W RB, room 286