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Kaitlin Cannava

Kaitlin Cannava
Assistant Professor
147 Becker Communication Studies Building
Curriculum Vitae:

Dr. Kaitlin Cannava is a social scientist specializing in interpersonal and health communication. Her research examines social support and language coordination, with a particular focus on language style and repetition within conversation. Her primary interests are developing novel interpersonal coding techniques and computer algorithms to automatically map stable and identifiable linguistic trends in supportive communication to enhance understanding of interpersonal conversation dynamics. Her current projects examine (a) the theoretical and pragmatic message features that are associated with better or worse emotional coping, and (b) dyadic language coordination and listening features of patient/doctor interactions. Her research appears in Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and the edited collection Exact Repetition in Grammar and Discourse (De Gruyter Mouton). Dr. Cannava teaches courses on interpersonal conversation as well as communication in everyday life.