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Department of English and Linguistics - Jori Lindley


Visiting Assistant Professor


University of California, Los Angeles

Ph.D., Applied Linguistics (2015)

University of California, Los Angeles

M.A., Applied Linguistics (2010)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

B.A., Linguistics & Russian (2006)

University of California, Los Angeles

Certificate: Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (2013)

Areas of Expertise

I teach and conduct research in a variety of areas of linguistics and applied linguistics, with a specialization in corpus methods. My publications are on adverbs of frequency (specifically, their literal vs. hyperbolic meanings, and the functions of the “always” + progressive construction in discourse), and what factors drive speakers to use “a” (rather than “my”/etc.) with inalienable possessions (as in “I broke a finger” to refer to one’s own finger).


  • Intro to Linguistics (undergrad) 
  • Intro. to English Grammar (undergrad)
  • Language & Society (grad/undergrad) 
  • TENL/TESOL Practicum (grad/undergrad)
  • Second Language Acquisition (grad/undergrad)