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Presentations and Publications


  • Crimmigration: Asylum Seeking as a Human Right. Vanderbilt University Faculty Engagement Series, Inclusion Initiatives & Cultural Competence, February, 2019.
  • Medical Interactions and Patient Identity. Immersion in Emergency Care Research Course. Offered by Vanderbilt University Center for Medicine, Health, and Society in the College of Arts and Science in collaboration between Vanderbilt University faculty and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Invited by Dr. Alan Storrow. September, 2017, Also presented at VUMC Psychological and Counseling Center. December 2017.
  • Internationalization through English for Academic Purposes. Webinar Languages without Borders Program, Brazilian Federal Ministry of Education. May, 2016. Also presented at US-China Center, Sun Yat-sen University & South China Normal University. May, 2016.
  • Interactions Tell a Story: Health Care Narratives through the Eyes of a Sociolinguist. VU Medical Ethics Committee. January 2015.
  • Writing Considerations for Individuals for Whom English is Not a Primary Language. TN Writing Center Directors’ Day. September 2014.
  • Perfect World Englishes? Developing a Conceptual Model for Complex, Multi-Englishes in Academic Contexts. Keynote, NEITAN-MAITAN Symposium: MIT. October 2013.
  • Communication Nuances in Global Relations Panel (International Education Week):
    with Jim Cracraft and Xiu Cravens. November 2013.
  • Cultural Issues in International Service: Developing Cultural Competence, Module 16 in Delivering Primary Care in Resource-Limited Settings Lwala Immersion Course, Fall 2012, Spring 2013. Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health.
  • ‘Tell me what that means’: Explicit and Implicit Intercultural Communication Competencies. VU Medicine, Health, & Society; Medicine & Literature. March 2012.
  • ‘What does that mean?’: Constructing Narrative Coherence in Medical Interactions. 46th TESOL 2012 English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Interest Section Academic Session: English for Medical Purposes, Philadelphia, PA, March 2012.
  • Research-Practitioner Collaboration. 45th TESOL ESP-IS Academic Session, New Orleans, LA, March 2011.
  • Narrative Prompts in the Clinic. Medicine, Health, Society; Medicine & Literature. February 2008.
  • Narrative Medicine in Community Health. VU School of Nursing, Community Health. May, 2007.


Barone, S.M. (2015). “Forty bucks is forty bucks”: An analysis of a medical doctor’s professional identity. Journal of Language and & Communication, 43, 27-34.

Barone, S.M. & Pray, L. (2013). International Innovations: Serving the needs of many through thoughtful collaboration. TNTESOL Journal.

Lee, D., Hall, C., & Barone, S.M. (2007). American Legal English, 2ndEdition. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.  Printed in Arabic, 2011. 3rdEdition in progress.

Graham, J.G. & Barone, S.M.  (2001). Academic Speaking: Learning to Take ‘Longer Turns’. In J.Murphy and P. Byrd (Eds.), Understanding the courses we teach:  Local perspectives on Englishlanguage teaching. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Barone, S.M. & Plourde, P.D. (1999). Lessons from Research into Student Preferences about Television and Film. Video Interest Section Newsletter, January.

Barone, S.M. (1997). Business Jeopardy.  In D. Brinton and P. Master (Eds.), New Ways in English for Specific Purposes. Alexandria, VA:  TESOL.

Barone, S.M. (1997). Communication Unplugged.  In M. Tickoo (Ed.), Using Communicative Games in Language Teaching. Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

Barone, S.M. (1997). Review of Virtual Connections, N. Negropointe. TESOL Quarterly, Summer. Alexandria, VA:  TESOL.



Barone, S.M. & Y.Wang. Intercultural Competency: A Missing Link in Leadership Development. Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement (WISE), Conference, Wake Forest University, February, 2019.

Barone, S.M. People, Positions in International Education: How Identities Impact Institutional Structure. Roundtable. Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). Washington, D.C. February, 2018.

Russell-Pinson, L. & Barone, S.M. The Complexity of Supporting Graduate-Level Learners: ESL Professionals in Whitchurch’s Third Space. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Chicago, IL, March, 2018.

Steffanick, A. & Barone, S.M. Leveraging Our Corpus to Inform Pedagogy: Constructing a Corpus of Student Writing from Our University to Develop Individualized Pedagogical Resources. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Chicago, IL, March, 2018.

Barone, S.M. & Cargile, C. L2 Writing Research Literature: A Reference for Novice Instructors of ELLs. Poster. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL), November, 2017.

Russell-Pinson, L. & Barone, S.M. It Takes a University:  Marshaling Cross-Campus Expertise in Support of L2 Graduate Writers. Symposium on Second Language Writing (SSLW). Tempe, November, 2016.

Barone, S.M. & Lazzaro, M. Walking the Fine Line between Constructive Feedback and Criticism: A Discursive Analytic Perspective of Peer Assessment Among Doctors. Sociolinguistics Symposium 2016. Murcia, Spain. June 2016.

Barone, S.M. & Woodward-Kron, R. Doing great! Discourse Perspective of Evaluative Talk in Chronic Disease Consultations. International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH). New Orleans, LA. October, 2015.

Barone, S.M. & Steffanick, A. Moderation is key’: The Problems of Assumed Shared Understandings of Lay Terms. International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH). New Orleans, LA. October, 2015.

Russell-Pinson, L & Barone, S.M. A Marriage of Necessity: Interdisciplinary and Inter-professional Collaborations to Improve Dissertation Completion Rates. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Toronto, Canada. March, 2015.

Russell-Pinson, L & Barone, S.M. On the Fringe and in the Thick of It:  Inhabiting Whitchurch’s Third Space as SWL Professionals. Symposium on Second Language Writing (SSLW). Tempe, AR. November, 2014.

Dunphy, J. & Barone, S.M. Internationalization of Higher Education: A Learning-scape Defined by English as a Lingua Franca. Higher Education Teaching & Learning (HETL). Anchorage, Alaska. June, 2014.

Barone, S.M. & Lazzaro, M. ‘Forty bucks is forty bucks’: An Analysis of a Medical Doctor’s Professional Identity, American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Portland, Oregon. March, 2014.

Russell-Pinson, L. & Barone, S.M. Two Different Contexts, One Shared Purpose: Graduate-Level Writing Initiatives for L2 Students, American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference in Portland, Oregon. March, 2014.

Lee, D. & Barone. S.M. Legal English Redesign. 47th TESOL. Dallas, TX. March 2013. 

Barone, S.M., Woodward-Kron, R., & Fraser, C. Culturally Competent Medical Communication: To What Extent are ICC Frameworks Transferable Across Cultures? European Association of Communication in Healthcare (EACH). St. Andrews, Scotland. September, 2012. Also presented at:Health Care Communication Symposium (HCCS), Melbourne, Australia. December, 2012.

Barone, S.M. ‘Tell me what that means’: Impact of Clinicians’ Development of Narrative Coherence on the Construction of Patients’ Identity. American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Boston. MA, March, 2012.

Barone, S.M. Doctor Elicitations and Patient Narratives: Seeking Coherence. Communication, Medicine & Ethics (COMET). Boston, MA. June, 2010.

Barone, S. M. Eliciting the Story: Analyzing Patients’ Narratives in Medical Encounters.
New Zealand Language & Society Conference.  Dunedin, NZ. November, 2008.

Barone, S. M. Unfolding Narrative:
Interactional Language and Patients’ Narrative in
 Medical Encounters. Georgetown University Roundtable. March, 2008.

Christensen, L. M., Rosenbaum, J., Marsden, G., (Panel), & Barone, S. M. (Commentator). Strategies for Academic & Professional Success. Global Legal Skills Conference. Chicago, IL. May, 2007.

Barone, S.M. & Roth, L.S., Designing English Language courses for Medical Professionals. Southeast TESOL.  New Orleans, LA.  September, 2003.

Barone, S.M., Roth, L.S., & Calonge, N.E. EAP Needs Analysis for Program, Course and Syllabus
Design.  36th TESOL. Baltimore, MD.  March, 2003.

Barone, S.M. & Criston, L.  Not Being There:  Virtual Connections.  33rd TESOL.  New York, NY.
March, 1999.

Barone, S.M. Concordancing for the Academic Writing Class.  Southeast TESOL. Charleston, SC.
November, 1997.

Graham, J.G., Barone, S.M., & Ryder, N. Concordancing for Specialized Writing Courses.  31st
TESOL.  Orlando, FL. March, 1997.

Scott, V. & Barone, S.M. Listening in Culturally Diverse Settings: What do we do when everyone listens differently? International Listening Association. Nashville, TN. January, 1997.