Roger J. Kreuz, Ph.D.

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

Scates Hall, Room 116
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Roger J. Kreuz, Ph.D.


  • 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


  • Kreuz, R. (in press). Linguistic fingerprints: How language creates and reveals identity. Essex, CT: Prometheus Books. 

  • Kreuz, R. (2023). Failure to communicate: Why we misunderstand what we hear, read, and see. Essex, CT: Prometheus Books.

  • Kreuz, R. (2020). Irony and sarcasm. [Essential Knowledge series]. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

  • Kreuz, R., & Roberts, R. (2019). Changing minds: How aging affects language and how language affects aging. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

  • Kreuz, R., & Roberts, R. (2017). Getting through: The pleasures and perils of cross-cultural communication. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

  • Roberts, R., & Kreuz, R. (2015). Becoming fluent: How cognitive science can help adults learn a foreign language. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Dr. Kreuz’s books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.

Book Chapters and Journal Articles

  • Johnson, A. A., and Kreuz, R. J. (2023). Sarcasm across time and space: Patterns of usage by age, gender, and region in the United States. Discourse Processes, 60, 1-17.

  • Kreuz, R. J., & Johnson, A. A. (2020). The production of verbal irony: How to be an ironist. In J. Barnden & A. Gargett (Eds.), Producing figurative expression: Theoretical, experimental and practical perspectives (pp. 263-295). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

  • Riordan, M. A., Kreuz, R. J., & Johnson, A. A. (2020). Communicating affect: Face-to-face and online. In M. Filimowicz & V. Tzankova (Eds.), Reimagining communication (volume 2): Experience. London: Routledge.

  • Ransom, T., G., Dale, R., Kreuz, R. J., & Tollefsen, D. (2019). How do different types of alignment affect perceived entity status? Journal of psycholinguistic Research, 48, 961-985.

  • Kreuz, R. J. (2018). Does verbal irony have a place in the workplace? In F. Maon, A. Lindgreen, J. Vanhamme, R. J. Angell, & J. Memery (Eds.), Not all claps and cheers: Humor in business and society relationships (pp. 204-215). London: Routledge.

  • Kreuz, R. J., & Riordan, M. A. (2018). The art of transcription: Systems and methodological issues. In A. H. Jucker, K. li. Schneider, & W. Bublitz (Eds.), Methods in pragmatics, HoPs 10 (pp. 95-120). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

  • Riordan, M. A., Kreuz, R. J., & Blair, A. N. (2018). The digital divide: Conveying subtlety in online communication. Journal of Computers in Education, 5, 49-66.