Joshua Raclaw

Joshua Raclaw

Associate Professor
Main Hall 530


  • Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder
  • M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder
  • B.A., Stockton University


  • English linguistics
  • Conversation analysis
  • Linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistics
  • Language, gender, and sexuality
  • Queer and trans linguistics
  • Language, gesture, and the body

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Linguistics (ENG/LIN 230)
  • Language, Gender, and Sexuality (ENG 240)
  • Structure of Modern English (ENG 331)
  • Language and the Internet (LIN 300)
  • Conversation Analysis (LIN 333)
  • Dialects of American English (ENG 339)
  • Language and Culture (ANT/LIN 380)
  • Language, Gesture, and the Body (ENG 400)
  • Sexuality, Identity, and Desire (ENG 400)
  • Effective Writing (WRT 120)
  • Critical Writing and Research (WRT 200)

Selected Publications


  • Zimman, L., Davis, J., & Raclaw, J. (2014). Queer excursions: Retheorizing binaries in language, gender, and sexuality. New York: Oxford University Press.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

  • Robles, J. S., DiDomenico, S. M., Raclaw, J., & Joyce, J. B. (2023). Reporting mobile device-mediated text to manage action and agency in co-present conversation. Social Interaction: Video-Based Studies of Human Sociality, 6(1).
  • Caldwell, M. & Raclaw, J. (2023). ‘I just need a yes or no’: Managing resistant responses in U.S. Senate hearings. Discourse Studies, Online First. 
  • Raclaw, J., Durante, L., & Marquardt, O. (2021). “I saw you like this now I wanna know”: Noticing recipiency and responding to likes on Twitter. Colorado Research in Linguistics, 25, 1-12. 
  • Robles, J. S., DiDomenico, S. & Raclaw, J. (2021) Using objects and technologies in the immediate environment as resources for managing affect displays in troubles talk. In J. S. Robles & A. Weatherall & (Eds.), How emotions are made in talk (pp. 101-128). John Benjamins.
  • Raclaw, J., Barchas-Lichtenstein, J., & Bajuniemi, A. (2020). Online surveys as discourse context: Response practices and recipient design. Discourse, Context & Media 38.
  • DiDomenico, S. M., Raclaw, J., & Robles, J. S. (2020). Attending to the mobile text summons: Managing multiple communicative activities across co-present and technologically-mediated interactions. Communication Research, 47(5), 669-700.
  • Gronert, N. M. & Raclaw, J. (2019). Contesting the terms of consent: How university students (dis)align with institutional policy on sexual consent. Gender and Language, 13(3), 291-313.
  • Pier, E. L., Raclaw, J., Carnes, M., Ford, C. E., & Kaatz, A. (2019). Laughter and the chair: Social pressures influencing scoring during grant peer review meetings. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 34(4), 513-514.
  • Robles, J. S., DiDomenico, S. M., & Raclaw, J. (2018). Doing being an ordinary technology and social media user. Language & Communication, 60, 150-167.
  • Pier, E. L., Brauer, M., Filut, A., Kaatz, A., Raclaw, J., Nathan, M. J., Ford, C.E., & Carnes, M. (2018). Low agreement among reviewers evaluating the same NIH grant applications. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Mar 2018, 201714379.
  • Raclaw, J. & Ford, C. E. (2017) Laughter and the management of divergent positions in peer review interactions. Journal of Pragmatics, 113, 1-15.
  • Pier, E. L., Raclaw, J., Kaatz, A., Carnes, M., Nathan, M. J., & Ford, C. E. (2017). “Your comments are meaner than your score”: How Score Calibration Talk influences inter-panel variability during scientific grant peer review. Research Evaluation 26(1): 1-14.
  • Raclaw, J., Robles, J. S., & DiDomenico, S. M. (2016). Providing epistemic support for assessments through mobile-supported sharing activities. Research on Language and Social Interaction 49(4): 362-379.
  • Raclaw, J. & Ford, C. E. (2015). Meetings as interactional achievements: A conversation analytic approach. In J. A. Allen, N. Lehmann-Willenbrock, & S. G. Rogelberg (Eds.), The science of meetings at work: The Cambridge handbook of meeting science (pp. 247-276). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Raclaw, J. (2015) Conversation analysis, overview. In K. Tracy (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of language and social interaction (pp. 1-11). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Davis, J., Zimman, L., & Raclaw, J. (2014) Opposites attract: Retheorizing binaries in language, gender, and sexuality. In L. Zimman, J. Davis, & J. Raclaw (Eds.), Queer excursions: Retheorizing binaries in language, gender, and sexuality (pp. 1-12). New York: Oxford University Press.

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