Call for papers

Annette Harrison harb at
Mon Dec 20 01:59:54 UTC 2004

11th Annual Conference on Language, Interaction and Culture
May 12-14,  2005
University of California, Santa Barbara

Presented by
The Language, Interaction, and Social Organization (LISO) Graduate Student
Association at the University of California, Santa Barbara
The Center for Language, Interaction and Culture (CLIC) Graduate Student
Association at the University of California, Los Angeles

Plenary Speakers
Paul Drew-University of York, Sociology
Lanita Jacobs-Huey-University of Southern California, Anthropology
Michael Silverstein-University of Chicago, Anthropology
Catherine Snow-Harvard University, Education

Submissions should address topics at the intersection of language, interaction,
and culture from theoretical perspectives which employ data from recorded,
spontaneous interaction. This includes but is not limited to conversation
analysis, discourse analysis, ethnography of communication, ethnomethodology,
and interactional sociolinguistics.  We welcome abstracts from graduate
students and faculty working in the areas of Anthropology, Applied Linguistics,
Education, Linguistics, Psychology, and Sociology.  Speakers will have 20
minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. Selected papers will be
published in the conference proceedings.

Abstracts are due no later than February 15, 2005, by e-mail submission only.
Please see submission guidelines below and the LISO webpage at for more information.

The Language, Interaction, and Social Organization (LISO) Conference Organizing
Committee: Jennifer Garland and Melissa Kwon, Co-Chairs; Valerie Sultan,
Treasurer; Jesse Gillespie, Webmaster; Kevin Whitehead and Annette Harrison.

University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Linguistics
South Hall 3605, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
LISOconf05 at


This year we are accepting submissions by e-mail only:

The 500 word abstract should be sent to LISOconf05 at with
"Conference Submission" in the subject line. The abstract should be attached in
Rich Text Format (.rtf), and should contain no information which identifies the
author(s). In a second attached document, please include the following
§   Name(s) of author(s)
§   Affiliation(s) of author(s)
§   The address, phone number, and email address at which the author(s) would
like to be notified
§   The title of the paper
§   A note indicating your equipment requirements
§   Any additional comments

In the case of an abstract longer than 500 words, only the first 500 words will
be read. Papers will be selected based on evaluation of the anonymous abstract.

In your abstract, make sure to clearly state the main point or argument of the
paper.  Briefly discuss the problem or research question situated by reference
to previous research and by the work’s relevance to developments in your field.
You may wish to include a short example to support your main point or argument.
State your conclusions, however tentative.

Deadline for the receipt of abstracts is February 15, 2005. Late submissions
will not be accepted. Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent
via email by March 31, 2005.

Annette Harrison
UCSB, Dept. of Linguistics
harb at
All growth demands risk. -Charles Kraft

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