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Daniel Chornet, Ph.D.


Department of Communication
Communication


Education

Ph.D. in Communication Studies (University of Iowa, USA)
Doctoral Dissertation: Dating” in the U.S. as a Multivocal Relational Event: A Dialogical Approach
M.A. in Communication Studies (University of Iowa, USA)
B.A. in English Philology (Universitat de València, Spain)

Practice Areas

My research interests lie at the intersection between personal relationships and inter/cultural communication with a specific focus on the study of language and social interaction. I've also conducted research that employed dialogical methods of discourse analysis and complemented these interests with critical investigations on the representation of immigrants and minority groups in Spanish newspapers. 

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Ethnography of Communication
  • Discourse Analysis

Publications and Media Placements

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Chornet, D. (under review) “People confuse respeto ‘respect’ with terms of address”: An ethnography of communication of polite second-person pronoun use in Peninsular Spanish. Paper submitted to the Journal of Politeness Research.

Chornet, D. & Parr, H. B. (2017). Speech codes theory applied to problematic situations in intercultural communication: A six-step iterative training cycle. Journal of Intercultural Communication43.

Rodriguez, S. R., & Chornet, D. (2014). How “Family” is your host family?: An examination of student–host relationships during study abroad. International Journal of Intercultural Relations39(0), 164–174.

Alonso Belmonte, I., McCabe, A., & Chornet, D. (2010). In their own words: The construction of the image of the immigrant in Peninsular Spanish broadsheets and freesheets. Discourse & Communication, 4(3), 227-242. doi: 10.1177/1750481310373218

Chornet, D. (2010). Using students' prior knowledge to teach social penetration theory. Communication Teacher, 24(3), 150-154. 

Book Chapters

Alonso Belmonte, I., Chornet, D., & McCabe, A. (2013). Benefit or Burden? Press representation of immigrant workers during the Spanish economic recession. In A. De Rycker & Z. Mohd Don (Eds.), Discourse and crisis: Critical perspectives (pp. 363–393). Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Alonso Belmonte, I., Chornet, D., & McCabe, A. (2013). Ideological stances in Internet users' discursive construction of immigration, race and racism: An online newspaper case study. In M. Lirola (Ed.), Discourses on immigration in times of economic crisis: A critical perspective (pp. 59–85). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Encyclopedia Entries

Chornet, D. (2015). Cultural persuadables. In Tracy, K., Ilie, C. & Sandel, T. (eds.) (2015). The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction. Boston: John Wiley & Sons (2500 words).

Translated Articles

Alonso Belmonte, I., McCabe, A., Chornet, D. (2011). En sus propias palabras: la construcción de la imagen del inmigrante en la prensa española. Discurso & Sociedad, 5(3), 547-568.(PDF)

Online Commentary on Pedagogy

Chornet, D. (2011). The Instructor as the Experienced Guide. The Notebook: A quarterly publication of the Reiner Center for Teaching, 13(3).

Chornet, D. (2011). Review of Ken Bain’s What the best college teachers do Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, (2004).The Notebook: A quarterly publication of the Reiner Center for Teaching. 13(2).

Chornet, D. (2010). Strategies for reflecting on teaching and for reflecting on learning.The Notebook: A quarterly publication of the Reiner Center for Teaching. 13(2).

Chornet, D. (2010). Ignatian Pedagogy in the classroom: Toward the development of a responsible self. The Notebook: A quarterly publication of the Reiner Center for Teaching. 13(1). 

Chornet, D. (2009). Teaching tips: Using discussion. The Notebook: A quarterly publication of the Reiner Center for Teaching. 2(1).

Conference Presentations

Chornet, D.,Gerlander, M., & Poutiainen, S. (2019). A dialogic approach to speech codes theory: An elaboration on and method for proposition two. Paper accepted to be presented at the Ethnography of Communication and Interdisciplinary Moves conference, June 11-14, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

Chornet, D. [Presenter] & Parr, B. [Presenter] (2015). Into the Constructivist Paradigm: Speech Codes Theory Applied to the Training of Intercultural Communication Competence. Paper presented at SIETAR Europa-Refreshing the Cultural Paradigm: 
Sharing Stories, Theories and Next Practices, May 21-23, Valencia, Spain.

Muñoz (Fitch), [Presenter] K. L, & Chornet, D. [Presenter] (2013). Talk, family, and nationhood: The Spanish ritual of “la sobremesa”. Paper presented to the Language and Social Interaction division at the National Communication Association, November 21-124. Washington D.C., USA.

Chornet, D. (2013). The impact and legacy of Gerry Philipsen: Ethnography of communication from 1972 into the future. Sponsored by the Language and Social Interaction division at the National Communication Association, November 21-124. Washington D.C., USA.

Chornet, D. (2013). Cultural ways of speaking about dating among US college students. Comparative Research in Ethnography of Communication. Panel presented to the Language and Social Interaction Division at the International Communication Association. June 17-21. London, UK.

Chornet, D. [Presenter], & Muñoz, K. (2012) “Te voy a tutear:” Metacommunication and personal address in post-Millenial Madrid. Paper to be presented to the Language and Social Interaction division at the National Communication Association in March. Orlando, Florida, USA.

Chornet, D. (2012). [Roundtable] Pedagogy and Curriculum. Presented at The Ethnography of Communication: Ways Forward Conference, June 10-14, 2012 Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA. 

Muñoz, K. L.[Presenter] & Chornet, D. (2012). Metapragmatic framing of personal address patterns:  A comparison of Madrid and Bogotá. Paper presented at the 1st International Pragmatics Conference of the Americas and the 5th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics, October 19-21, 2012. University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA

Alonso Belmonte, I., McCabe, A., & Chornet, D. [Presenter] (2010). Immigrants’ Reported Voices in Peninsular Spanish Broadsheets and Freesheets. Paper presented at the Representation Now Conference, April 16th & 17th, 2010 Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus, Madrid, Spain.

Chornet, D. [Presenter], Vita, P., Hutchison, M., McCabe, A. (2008). Bakhtinian Discourse and the Ethics of Teaching: Dialogizing Faculty Development and Assessment. Paper presented to the13th International Mikhaïl Bakhtin Conference, July 28th-August 1st, 2008 University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Chornet-Roses, D. (2007). A Contrapuntal Analysis of US College Students’ Discourse about Dating. Paper presented to the Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division at the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, US. 

Chornet-Roses, D. (2007). “I’m confused about this whole dating thing”: A Dialogical Study of the Meaning of Dating. Paper presented to the Interpersonal Communication Interest Group at Western States Communication Association, Seattle, WA, US.

Chornet-Roses, D. (2006). A Burkean approach to identity: Analyzing George H. Mead and Kelly through the lens of the Pentad. Paper presented to the Kenneth Burke Interest Group at Eastern Communication Association., Philadelphia, PA, US.

Chornet-Roses, D. (2004). Faith in progress through the subjugation of nature: The impact of the Churchill Falls hydroelectric project on the Innu. Paper presented to the Group Communication Division, National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, US.

Chornet-Roses, D. (2004). Dating in the U.S. as a Multivocal relational event: A dialogic approach. Paper presented to the Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division, National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, US.

Conference Organizer

2012 - Identity, Communication, and Culture. Madrid, Spain.

2010 - Representation Now Conference. Madrid, Spain.

Workshops Delivered (for faculty & professionals)

2017    January 21st  – (1,5 hours) Diseño de presentaciones de alto impacto para fisioterapeutas en la clínica Cuidate Artista. 11 a.m. Madrid.

2015    February 25th – (2 hours) - Effective Teaching Seminar: The Power of Storytelling in the Classroom to Foster Engagement. Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning. Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus. Madrid & broadcast to Missouri Campus.

2014    December 17th – (1 hour) - High-Impact Presentations for Student Recruitment. 12 p.m. Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus. Madrid.

2014    April 2nd & 3rd – (9 hours total) High-Impact Presentations. Hosted by Imantia Desarrollo Directivo S.L. 9:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m at Hotel Miguel Ángel. Madrid.

2013    October 30th – (2 hours) - Effective Teaching Seminar: Facilitating Discussion, Strategies to Engage your Students. Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning. Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus. Madrid & broadcast to Missouri Campus.

2013    December 4th – (1,5 hours) -Faculty Orientation: An Introduction to Assessing Student Learning Outcomes. 12 p.m. Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus. Madrid.

2013    October 3rd & 4th – (9 hours total) High-Impact Presentations. Hosted by Imantia Desarrollo Directivo S.L. 9:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m at Hotel Miguel Ángel. Madrid.

2011    October 26th – (2 hours) - Effective Teaching Seminar: Facilitating Discussion, Strategies to Engage your Students. 5:30 p.m. Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning. Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus. Madrid & broadcast to Missouri Campus.

Editorial Board Memberships

  • Journal of International & Intercultural Communication (2010 – Present)
  • Journal of Intercultural Communication (2017 – Present)
  • Journal of Undergraduate Ethnography (2015 – Present
  • Communication Theory (2008 – 2011)

Directed Undergraduate Research Publications

Parr, B. H. (2013). “Baby, te amo”: Code-switching as a way to develop and limit intimacy in multilingual, romantic relationships. Journal of Undergraduate Ethnography, 3(2), 12-22. https://ojs.library.dal.ca/JUE/article/view/8239/7074

Gómez-O’Cadiz, M. (2014). Expressing criticism, emotionality and community in the Spanish socioeconomic crisis. Journal of Undergraduate Ethnography, 4(1), 40-51. https://ojs.library.dal.ca/JUE/article/view/8244/7079

De Socarraz-Novoa, A. (2015) Code-switching in a multilingual workplace. Journal of Undergraduate Ethnography, 3(2), 1-8. https://ojs.library.dal.ca/JUE/article/view/8261/7088

Williamson, C. (2015). The phenomenon of naming: Maintaining and defining relationships. Journal of Undergraduate Ethnography, 5(1), 42-48. https://ojs.library.dal.ca/JUE/article/view/8265/7091

Naama, N. (2016). From ‘I love you, habibi’ to ‘Oh My God Habibi, it’s not that hard!’: What address terms tell us about relationships and culture. Journal of Undergraduate Ethnography, 6(1), 32-46. https://ojs.library.dal.ca/JUE/article/view/8274/7100

Colzani, E. (2019). “Don’t be a son of a bitch, stand up and get what you need.” An understanding of individual and group identity through Italian young adults’ interpretation and evaluations of insults. Journal of Undergraduate Ethnography. https://ojs.library.dal.ca/JUE/article/view/9381/8228

Honors and Awards

2014-2015, Recipient of the "Professor Excellence Award" presented by the Student Government Association. Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus.

2013-2014, Recipient of the "Professor Excellence Award" presented by the Student Government Association. Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus.