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CFP: Language and Social Interaction Working Group

The third annual meeting of the Language and Social Interaction Working Group (LANSI)

Teachers College, Columbia University
New York City
October 18-19 (Fri & Sat), 2013

Sandra Thompson (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Gabriele Kasper (University of Hawaii)
Douglas Macbeth (Ohio State University)

LANSI brings together scholars and students working on naturally-occurring
data within the broad area of language and social interaction. In keeping
with the LANSI spirit of diversity and dialog, we welcome abstracts from
colleagues working on a variety of topics using discourse analytic
approaches that include but are not limited to conversation analysis,
interactional sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, and critical
discourse analysis. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and
should include descriptions of the following aspects of the study: (1)
problem(s) being addressed; (2) central claim(s); (3) data source(s) and
analytic approach(es); (4) a short piece of data to support the main
argument; (5) implication(s) of the findings. Please also include a
50-word summary. Abstracts will be blind-reviewed on the basis of clarity,
specificity, originality, and the inclusion of the required components.
Papers will be presented within a 15-minute slot with an additional ten
minutes for discussion.

Deadline for electronic submission is May 30, 2013. Notification of
acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent via email by July 15, 2013. For
additional information and to submit an abstract, please visit:
Questions can be sent to:
Conference Co-chairs:
Hansun Zhang Waring
Sarah Creider
Elizabeth Reddington