About Dana Osborne
Osborne, Dana. (in preparation). The Phatic Role of the Mother Tongue in Classroom Interactions: Insights from the Philippines. tbd.
Osborne, Dana. (in preparation). Referential Promiscuity among L1 Ilocano Speakers. tbd.
Osborne, Dana. (in preparation). Nosebleedakon!: Practices of Metalinguistic Commentary in the Philippines. tbd.
Osborne, Dana. 2015. Notes from the Field: On Illness and Interpellation in the Philippine Field. Arizona Anthropologist 24: 19-27.
Mendoza-Denton, Norma and Dana Osborne. 2010. Bilingualism: Two Languages, Two Identities? Language and Identities, Carmen Llamas and Dominic Watt (eds.), Edinburgh University Press, 113-122.
Osborne, Dana M. 2009. Echando Carrilla: Stance and Social Regulation through Joking. Crossroads of Language, Interaction and Culture 14(6): 49-64.
Race, Ethnicity, and the American Dream [Dr. Dana Osborne]
Fall 2015 -- 150 students
Anthropology of Schooling [Dr. Thérèse de Vet, Anthropology]
Spring 2015; Spring 2014
Race, Ethnicity, and the American Dream [Dr. Maisa Taha, Anthropology]
History of Cinema [Dr. David Soren, Classics]
Spring 2012; Spring 2011
Race, Ethnicity, and the American Dream [Dr. Jennifer Roth-Gordon, Anthropology]
Fall 2010; Spring 2009; Fall 2009; Fall 2007
Gender and Language [Dr. Qing Zhang, Anthropology]
Race and Language [Dr. Jennifer Roth-Gordon, Anthropology]
Individuals and Societies [Dr. Jane Hill, Anthropology]
The Nature of Language [Dr. Jane Hill, Anthropology]
Areas of Study
Southeast Asia (Philippines)
Graduate Research Assistant (Seed Library Project). Dr. Diane Austin. Spring 2012.
Graduate Research Assistant (Hopi Literacy Project). Dr. Diane Austin. Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Summer 2011.
Seed Bank Project 2012, Pima County Library Launch with Dr. Diane Austin, videographer and trainer with BARA. Launch date: Spring 2012.
Executive Board Member and Grant writer for the Somali-Bantu Association of Tucson Arizona (SBATA); with Mr. Abdi Aden Abdi, Summer 2011- Summer 2012.
Hopi Literacy Project 2011, Digital language learning program developer with Dr. Sheilah Nicholas and Diane Austin with BARA. Launch date: Summer 2011.
President-Elect of the University of Arizona School of Anthropology Graduate Organization (AGUA), Fall 2010-Fall 2011.
Graduate Research Assistant (Arizona Englishes Project). Dr. Norma Mendoza-Denton. Spring 2009.
language contact and language change
spatial conceptualizations between typologically distinct languages
multimodal representations of space (speech and gesture)
philosophical investigations of time and space
semiosis and indexicality
community-based participatory research
For my PhD research, I focused language contact and language change in the ethnolinguistic region of Ilocos Sur, Philippines.
For my MA thesis, I worked with a group of second generation Mexican Americans from East Los Angeles who are now in their fifties. I examined the intersection between experience in the world (predicated on conditions in history) in systems of deixis manifested in speech and gesture.
Dissertation Title: “Negotiating the Hierarchy of Languages in Ilocandia” with Drs. Norma Mendoza-Denton, Jennifer Roth-Gordon, Brian Silverstein, and Heidi Harley – Wenner-Gren Foundation (May 2015).
Ph.D. (Linguistic Anthropology; Cognitive Science, Cultural Anthropology (minors)), University of Arizona, Fall 2015.
Master of Arts (Linguistic Anthropology), University of Arizona, Fall 2009.
Bachelor of Science (Summa Cum Laude in Anthropology), California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Spring 2006.
Bachelor of Arts (minor in Digital Media for the Social Sciences), California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Spring 2006.