Elinor Ochs

Fast Forward Family BookLife at Home in the 21st Century
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Linguistic Anthropology
Primary among Professor Ochs' many research interests is the role of language and culture in life span human development and learning across social groups. Her work with children and their caregivers in Samoa, as well as her collaborative work with anthropologist B. Schieffelin, helped to develop the field of inquiry known as language socialization.

Most recently, Professor Ochs has taken on the direction of the UCLA Center on Everyday Lives of Families, a Sloan Center on Working Families that examines how members of middle class working families create a home life through culturally and situationally organized social interactions. [more]