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Roger Kreuz on Irony

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Release Date: 06/23/2020

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Dr. Roger Kreuz is Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology at the University of Memphis. He is the coauthor of Becoming Fluent: How Cognitive Science Can Help Adults Learn a Foreign Language, Getting Through: The Pleasures and Perils of Cross-Cultural Communication, and Changing Minds: How Aging Affects Language and How Language Affects Aging.

You can learn more about Dr. Kreuz and his work below:

https://www.rogerkreuz.net/

https://www.memphis.edu/psychology/people/faculty/kreuz.php