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B.A., 1989, Rhodes College
M.A., 1995, University of Memphis
Ph.D., 2003, Georgetown University
Sage Lambert Graham’s research focuses on the intersection between language and social
phenomena. Using language as an analytical lens, she explores causes of misunderstanding
and conflict in computer-mediated communication, patterns of identity construction
through language choices, and discourse analysis of professional communicative practices
in medicine, law, and educational settings. All of her current research projects also
attempt to bridge academic inquiry with real-life applications and outreach within
the larger community.
- Graham, Sage Lambert. "A Cyber-parish: Gendered Identity Construction in an Online
Episcopal Community" In Gender and the Language of Religion. Allyson Julé, Ed. Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave McMillan, 2005.
- Graham, Sage Lambert. (forthcoming) “A Manual for (Im)politeness?: The impact of the
FAQ in e-community formation and socialization” In Impoliteness in Language. Bousfield, D. and Locher, M. (Eds.) Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter.
- Graham, Sage Lambert (forthcoming) “Gendered Identity Construction and Conflict in
an Online Religious Community.” In Language and Religious Identity: Women in Discourse. Jule, A. (Ed.) Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.