Agar on culture

When I think about raising awareness of sociolinguistics, one of the biggest contributions I feel compelled to make is in helping people become more aware of their culture and of themselves in intercultural interactions. As Agar (2007) observes “Culture is something those people ‘have,’ but it’s more than that. It’s also something that happens to …

Welcome to my site

Hi, I am Anna Marie Trester.  I am the Assistant Director of the MA in Language and Communication (MLC) at Georgetown University in the Department of Linguistics.  My work here involves raising awareness of the usefulness of Sociolinguistics in today’s workplace.  In my research (on improvisational theater, peace vigils, and tourism in Costa Rica), professional …