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Professor Shonna Trinch Quoted in NY Times Motherlode Blog About Linguistic Taboos

Shonna Trinch, an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, is quoted in the New York Times’ Motherlode blog about linguistic taboos and teaching children how to speak about their bodies.

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Professor Trinch received her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in Spanish Linguistics. She has conducted fieldwork in the U.S. Southwest where she spent 13 months studying the ways in which Latina women and sociolegal authorities in 10 different institutional settings collaborate and conflict in the creation of narratives of domestic abuse. Her areas of research included sociolinguistics; pragmatics; ethnography of speaking; forensic linguistics; U.S. Latino Spanish/English; domestic violence and sexual assault. She has published extensively on these topics. Her current research focuses on linguistic landscapes in New York City.