Tina Bennett-Kastor

Wichita State University

Tina Bennett-Kastor is Professor of English and Linguistics at Wichita State University. She is author of the book Analyzing Children’s Language (Basil Blackwell), as well as a monthly bilingual serial column on the Irish language called “Ta’ Fa’ilte Romhat go Baile Bre’ige” in the Midwest Irish Focus newspaper. Her scholarly articles have focused on the subject of children’s narrative discourse and the development of literacy skills, and include “Predications and Non-Referential Cohesion in Irish-Speaking Children’s Narratives” (Journal of Child Language) and “The Frog Story Narratives of Irish-English Bilinguals” (Functions of Language).