B.A., 1989, Rhodes College
M.A., 1995, University of Memphis
Ph.D., 2003, Georgetown University
Using language as an analytical lens, Dr. Graham's research explores causes of misunderstanding and conflict in computer-mediated communication, patterns of identity construction through language choices, and discourse of professional communicative practices. Her publications address topics such as gendered language use in religious contexts, (im)politeness in computer-mediated Communities of Practice, computer-mediated identity construction in a range of computer modalities, and power negotiation and misunderstanding in medical and social work practices.
- Locher, Miriam A. and Sage Lambert Graham (eds.) (2010) Interpersonal Pragmatics. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
- Graham, S. (2005) "Cyberparish: Gendered identity construction in an online religious community." In Jule, A. (Ed.) Gender and the Language of Religion. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 133 – 150
- Graham, S. (2007a). "'Do Unto Others': Gender and the Construction of a 'Good Christian' Identity in an e-community." In Jule, A. (Ed.) Language and Religious Identity: Women in Discourse. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 73 – 103
- Graham, S. (2008a) "A Manual for (Im)politeness?: The impact of the FAQ in e-community formation and socialization." In Bousfield, D. and Locher, M. (Eds.) Impoliteness in Language. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. pp. 281 - 304
- Graham, S. (2015) "Relationality, Friendship and Identity." In Georgakopoulou, A. and Spiloti, T. (Eds.) Handbook of Language and Digital Communication. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
- Graham, S. and Hardaker, C. (2017) "(Im)politeness in Digital Communication." Palgrave Handbooks of Linguistic Politeness. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Graham, S. (2017). "Politeness and Impoliteness in Social Media." Pragmatics of Social Media. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. pp. 459-491.
- Graham, S. and Dutt, S. (forthcoming 2018). "Watch the potty mouth: Negotating impoliteness in online gaming." In Enssslin, A, & Balteiro, I. (eds.) Approaches to Videogame Discourse – Lexis, Interaction, Textuality.
- Graham, S. (2007b). "Disagreeing to Agree: Conflict (Im)politeness and Identity in a Computer-Mediated Community." Spencer-Oatey, H. and Ruhi, S. (Eds.) Special Issue: Identity Prespectives on Face and (Im)politeness, Journal of Pragmatics 39: 4. pp. 742-759. Edinburgh: Elsevier.
- Popham, S. and Graham, S. (2008b). "A Structural Analysis of Coherence in Electronic Charts in Juvenile Mental Health." Technical Communication Quarterly 17: 2 pp. 149 – 172. Mahwah, NJ: Laurence Erlbaum Associates (LEA).
- Graham, S. (2009). "Hospitalk: Politeness and Hierarchical Structures in Interdisciplinary Discharge Rounds." Journal of Politeness Research 5:1. pp. 11 – 31. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
- Graham, S. (2011). "Diversity in Healthcare: The Intersection of Language, Communication, and Health Equality in Tennessee." Tennessee Board of Regents Research conference proceedings.
- Graham, S. (forthcoming 2018). "A wink and a nod: The role of emojis in forming digital communities". In Al Zidjaly, N. (ed.) Special Issue: Negotiating Identity in a 'Glocalized' World. Journal of Sociolinguistics.