Christina Kakava is Associate Professor in Linguistics at Mary Washington College, VA, USA. She received her Ph.D. from Georgetown University. Her research interests are conflict talk and language and identity in intra- and interethnic communication. Her work has appeared in Journal of Pragmatics, The International Journal of the Sociology of Language, Georgetown Round Table on Languages and Linguistics, and the Journal of Modern Greek Studies, among other books and journals.

Bicultural Identities in Contest: The Struggle of ‘we’ and ‘other’ from within

This paper examines the fluidity of identities emerging in the discourse of two Greek-Americans as they struggle to balance their affiliation and identification with their two cultures.

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