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LINGUIST List 18.1417

Wed May 09 2007

Confs: Applied Ling,Discourse Analysis,Pragmatics,Sociolinguistics/USA

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        1.    Janie Lee, Symposium on Lg, Interaction & Social Organization

Message 1: Symposium on Lg, Interaction & Social Organization
Date: 07-May-2007
From: Janie Lee <jleeumail.ucsb.edu>
Subject: Symposium on Lg, Interaction & Social Organization

Symposium on Lg, Interaction & Social Organization

Date: 20-May-2007 - 20-May-2007
Location: Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Contact: Mary Bucholtz
Contact Email: bucholtzlinguistics.ucsb.edu
Meeting URL: http://www.linguistics.ucsb.edu/faculty/bucholtz/symposia/2007/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics;

Meeting Description:

The Second Santa Barbara Symposium on Language, Interaction, and Social Organization
Language and the Body in a Material World

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
University of California, Santa Barbara
Sunday, May 20, 2007

A symposium in association with the Conference on Language, Interaction, and
Social Organization (LISO)

Registration is free and no advance registration is required; the symposium is
open to the public.

Presenters and Discussants

H. Samy Alim (UCLA)
Mary Bucholtz (UC Santa Barbara)
Barbara Fox (University of Colorado)
John Haviland (UC San Diego)
Lanita Jacobs-Huey (University of Southern California)
Celia Kitzinger (University of York)
Gene Lerner (UC Santa Barbara)
Norma Mendoza-Denton (University of Arizona)
Jason Raley (UC Santa Barbara)
Emanuel Schegloff (UCLA)
Jan Svennevig (Norwegian School of Management BI)
Sandra A. Thompson (UC Santa Barbara)
Merran Toerien MRC (Health Services Research Collaboration)


As research on language and social interaction draws more heavily on video
technologies, analysts have become increasingly sensitive to the importance of
examining interaction not simply as language use but instead as embodied social
practice. The body in interaction performs a range of socially consequential
actions tied to talk and other activities, from fleeting facial expressions and
movements to expansive motion of the head, limbs, and torso to manipulation or
other use of material resources and the physical environment. To examine the
body as a communicative resource, then, it is inadequate simply to add another
analytic layer to a fundamentally language-centered analysis. The materiality of
social interaction demands new approaches that are attentive to the tight
integration of linguistic communication and embodied practices within social

The invited speakers draw on video data from a range of interactional contexts,
from beauty salons to political meetings to bilingual classrooms to everyday
conversation, to investigate some of the broad phenomena encompassed by research
on the body in interaction. The workshop format of the symposium allows for
in-depth exploration of data by the invited presenters, the discussants, and the

The symposium follows the Conference on Language, Interaction, and Social
Organization (LISO) May 17-19, 2007. For more information about the LISO
conference, contact the conference organizers (LISOconferencegmail.com) or
visit the LISO conference website

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