Department of Linguistics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Irene Ann Koshik

Associate Professor of Linguistics
Associate Professor of Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education

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    University of Illinois
    Dept. of Linguistics, MC-168
    707 South Mathews Avenue
    Urbana, IL 61801

    Office: 3037 Foreign Languages Bldg.
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Research Interests

Conversation Analysis, Language and Social Interaction, Second Language Interaction, Computer-mediated communication


  • Ph.D., Applied Linguistics, UCLA



  • Koshik, Irene. Beyond Rhetorical Questions: Assertive Questions in Everyday Interaction. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2005.

Journal Articles

  • Seo, Mi-Suk. "A conversation analytic study of gestures that engender repair in ESL conversational tutoring." Journal of Pragmatics 42.8 (2010): 2219-2239.

Book Contributions

  • Koshik, Irene. "Questions and Other Prompts in Teacher-Student Conferences." "Why Do You Ask?": The Function of Questions in Institutional Discourse. Ed. Alice Freed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. 159-186.
  • Koshik, Irene. "Questions and Questioning." The International Encyclopedia of Communication. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2008.