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Roger J. Kreuz, Ph.D.

Roger J. Kreuz, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Professor, Experimental (Cognitive)

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Ph.D., Princeton University
M.A., Princeton University
B.A., University of Toledo

Research Interests

  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Discourse processing and pragmatics
  • Nonliteral language
  • Computer-mediated communication

Recent Publications

  • Roberts, R., & Kreuz, R. (2015). Becoming fluent: How cognitive science can help adults learn a foreign language. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
  • Kreuz, R. J., & Riordan, M. A. (2014). Exaggeration. In S. Attardo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of humor studies, volume 1 (pp. 222-224). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Riordan, M. A., Kreuz, R. J., & Olney, A. M. (2014). Alignment is a function of conversational dynamics. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 33, 465-481.
  • Tollefsen, D., Kreuz, R., & Dale, R. (2014). Flavors of "togetherness": Experimental philosophy and theories of joint action. In T. Lombrozo, J. Knobe, & S. Nichols (Eds.), Oxford studies in experimental philosophy, volume one (pp. 232-252). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Kovaz, D., Kreuz, R. J., & Riordan, M. A. (2013). Distinguishing sarcasm from literal language: Evidence from books and blogging. Discourse Processes, 50, 598-615.