An Interview with Dr. Jennifer Sclafani

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Daniel Dunkley, Aichi Gakuin University

Colleagues! Welcome to the November/December edition of TLT interviews. For this issue, we bring you an interesting discussion with Dr. Jennifer Sclafani about her fascinating research on political discourse. Dr. Scalfani is a sociolinguist and Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University. Her publications have appeared in Journal of Sociolinguistics, Discourse & Society, and Language in Society. She was interviewed by Daniel Dunkley, an English lecturer at Aichi Gakuin University, Nagoya. His research interests include testing, cultural studies and methodology and he holds an MA from Surrey University, UK. He can be reached at So without further ado, to the interview!