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SusanSusan M. Barone, Ph.D., Director

Vanderbilt University Graduate School
College of Arts & Sciences, Second Language Acquisition Research & Theory
Peabody School of Education, Educational Linguistics
Center for Second Language Studies
   Affiliated Faculty, Scholar-in-Residence, 2012-2013

Susan's research investigates the intersection of Applied Linguistics and Narrative Medicine and the connection between clinician elicitations and patient narratives in intercultural health care contexts. She has been instrumental in developing discipline-specific language programs in the VU schools of Education, Engineering, Law, Nursing, Medicine, and Management. Professional interests include needs analysis, program design, and medical discourse analysis. Susan presents at international conferences, and her publications include articles, book chapters, and the textbook, American Legal English.

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