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Date: Wed, 18 Mar 92 00:44:50 -0women and language conference
From: Susan Ervin-Tripp <ervin-trcogsci.Berkeley.EDU>
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1992 BERKELEY WOMEN AND LANGUAGE CONFERENCE: LOCATING POWER

 April 4 and 5
 University of California, Berkeley
 Martin Luther King, Jr., Student Union
 (Corner of Bancroft and Telegraph)

 Preliminary Schedule
Saturday, April 4

8:00
Registration, Coffee & Pastries: Heller Lounge

8:45
Introductory Remarks: Heller Lounge
Kira Hall
Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley

Session 1: Heller Lounge
9:00
The silencing of women
Robin Tolmach Lakoff
Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley
9:45
Language, gender, and power: An anthropological review
Susan Gal
Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University
10:30
Claudia Mitchell-Kernan
Dean and Vice Chancellor, Graduate Programs
University of California, Los Angeles

11:15	Lunch

Session 2A: Tilden Room
12:30
Lectal variation and women's power in a creole community
Genevieve Escure
Department of English, University of Minnesota
12:55
Recent development of a second-person pronoun caki in Korean
Jeong-Woon Park
Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley
1:20
When agents disappear:
How gender affects the implicit causality of interpersonal verbs
Marianne LaFrance
Department of Psychology, Boston College
1:45
Why is it that women in Rwanda cannot marry?
Alexandre Kimenyi
Department of Foreign Languages and Ethnic Studies
California State University, Sacramento

Session 2B: Tan Oak Room
12:30
Less feminine speech among young Japanese females
Shigeko Okamoto and Shie Sato
Department of Linguistics, California State University, Fresno
12:55
Gender interference in transsexuals' speech
H. Merle Knight
1:20
Language choice and women learners of ESL
Tara Goldstein
Modern Language Centre, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
1:45
A sociolinguistic description of linguistic self-expression,
innovativeness, and power among chicanas in Texas and New Mexico
Maria Dolores Gonzales Velasquez
Department of Modern and Classical Languages, University of New Mexico
D. Letticia Galindo
Department of Foreign Languages, Arizona State University

Session 2C: Stephens Lounge
12:30
Gender displays in talk among family, friends and neighbors
Deborah Schiffrin
Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University
12:55
Miss Nora, rescuer of the Rama language:
A story of advocacy and empowerment
Colette G. Craig
Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon
1:20
Talking it out or talking it in: An ethnography
of power and language in psychotherapeutic practice
Cathryn Houghton
Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
1:45
Bringing aging into the language/gender equation
Heidi E. Hamilton
Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University

2:10 Conferring Session 1: Heller Lounge

Session 3A: Tilden Room
2:40
Rape, race, and responsibility: A graffiti text political discourse
Birch Moonwomon
Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley
3:05
Accruing power on conversational floors
Karen L. Adams
Department of English, Arizona State University
3:30
Participation in electronic discourse in a "feminist" field
Susan Herring, Deborah Johnson, and Tamra DiBenedetto
Department of English, California State University, San Bernardino
3:55
The construction of equality in women's conversations
Senta Troemel-Ploetz
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn

Session 3B: Tan Oak Room
2:40
Gender versus group-relations analysis of impositive speech acts
Mira Ariel and Rachel Giora
Department of Linguistics, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
3:05
"It's rather like embracing a textbook":
The linguistic representation of the female psychoanalyst in American film
Beth Daniels
Department of TEFL, American University in Cairo, Egypt
Kira Hall
Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley
3:30
Camille Paglia and the feminist backlash
Melanie Morton
Department of Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society
University of Minnesota
3:55
We understand perfectly:
A critique of Tannen's view of cross-sex communication
Alice F. Freed
Department of Linguistics, Montclair State College

Session 3C: Stephens Lounge
2:40
The status of the sexes: A view through language
Holly Bea Liske
Department of Foreign Languages, Arizona State University
3:05
Feminist meanings and sexist speech communities
Susan Ehrlich and Ruth King
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
York University, Canada
3:30
Bitches and skankly hobags: The place of women in contemporary slang
Laurel Sutton
Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley
3:55
Sex differences in address terminology in the 1990's
Leanne Hinton
Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley

4:20	Conferring Session 2: Heller Lounge

Session 4: Heller Lounge
4:50
Orchestrating participation in events:
Power in African American girls' talk
Marjorie Harness Goodwin
Department of Anthropology, University of South Carolina
5:35
Mothers' role in the everyday reconstruction of 'Father knows best'
Elinor Ochs and Carolyn Taylor
Department of Applied Linguistics/TESL
University of California, Los Angeles

6:30	Break for Dinner

8:00	Party catered by Lauren and Mo: Alumni House

Sunday, April 5

8:30 a.m.	Coffee & Pastries: Heller Lounge

Session 5A: Tilden Room
9:00
Women's language for sale on the fantasy lines
Kira Hall
Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley
9:25
The social construction of sexual realities in women's
and men's heterosexual erotic fiction
G. Genevieve Patthey-Chavez
The Sociobehavioral Group, University of California, Los Angeles
Madeleine Youmans
Department of Linguistics, University of Southern California
9:50
A synthetic sisterhood: False friends in a teenage magazine
Mary Talbot
Department of English Literature
Chester College of Higher Education
10:15
Clarence Thomas and the survival of sexual harassment
Peg O'Connor
Department of Philosophy, University of Minnesota
10:40
Variation in gap length and the Anita Hill/
Clarence Thomas cross-examination discourse
Norma Catalina Mendoza-Denton
Department of Linguistics, Stanford University

Session 5B: Tan Oak Room
9:00
The tools of the trade:
Acquiring the discourse of the skilled trades
Marisa Castellano
School of Education, University of California, Berkeley
9:25
'You don't smile a lot':
Affect, gender, and the discourse of Pittsburgh police officers
Bonnie McElhinny
Department of Linguistics, Stanford University
Department of WomenUs Studies, University of Pittsburgh
9:50
Power in discourse: A language model
of organizational inequity in a steel plant
Susan S. Case
Department of Organizational Behavior
Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
10:15
The politics of subordination:
Linguistic discourse in organizational hierarchies
Anne Machung
Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of California, Berkeley
10:40
Playing down authority and still getting things done:
Female professors get help from the institution
Elisabeth D. Kuhn
Department of English, Virginia Commonwealth University

Session 5C: Stephens Lounge
9:00
Masculine pronouns as generic: A view from the child
Nancy Anne Niedzielski
Department of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara
9:25
Gendered talk and gendered lives:
Little girls being women before becoming (big) girls
Jenny Cook-Gumperz
Department of Education, University of California, Santa Barbara
9:50
The effects of group size and gender composition
on the kind of participation in small group discussions
Jacqueline J. Madhok
SESAME: Graduate Group in Science and Math Education
University of California, Berkeley
10:15
Gender differences in the use of persuasive justification
in children's pretend play
Amy Kyratzis
Institute of Cognitive Studies, University of California, Berkeley
10:40
Talking power: Preschool girls' conflict talk
Amy Sheldon
Department of Linguistics, University of Minnesota

11:05	Conferring Session 3: Heller Lounge

11:35	Break for Lunch

Session 6: Heller Lounge
1:00
Studying language and gender as community practice
Penelope Eckert
Institute for Research on Learning, Palo Alto
Sally McConnell-Ginet
Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Cornell University
1:45
Are you with me?: Power, solidarity, and community
in the discourse of African American women
Michele Foster
Department of Black Studies/Division of Education
University of California, Davis
2:30
Linguistic privilege: Stating facts and speaking powerfully in Japanese
Janet S. (Shibamoto) Smith
Department of Anthropology, University of California, Davis
3:15
What are we laughing about?
Susan Ervin-Tripp
Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

Session 7A: Tilden Room
4:00
Gender-dependent pitch levels:
A comparative study in Japanese and English
Yumiko Ohara
Department of Linguistics, University of Hawaii, Manoa
4:25
"Sounds pretty ethnic, eh?": A pragmatic particle in Porirua speech
Miriam Meyerhoff
Department of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara,
and Victoria University of Wellington
4:50
A theory of deixis for examining the social construction of reality
in relation to differential access to power
Louanna Furbee
Department of Anthropology, University of Missouri, Columbia

Session 7B: Tan Oak Room
4:00
"To spare women a beating for three days, they will make the
world upside down": Images of women in Chinese proverbs
Hong Zhang
Department of Anthropology, Columbia University
4:25
Discourse of power and solidarity: Language features of
African American females in a neighborhood-based
youth dance program
Arnetha F. Ball
School of Education, University of Michigan
4:50
The goddess and the sea people:
The origins of the languages of the Minoan scripts
Karen Woodman
Department of Linguistics, University of Victoria

Session 7C: Stephens Lounge
4:00
Women talking to women: The function of questions in conversation
Alice F. Freed
Department of Linguistics, Montclair State College
Alice Greenwood
Department of Linguistics, AT&T Bell Laboratories
4:25
Interruptions, gender and power: A critical review of the literature
Deborah James
Division of the Humanities, University of Toronto
Sandra Clark
Department of Linguistics, Memorial University of Newfoundland
4:50
Issues of gender, roles, and power in dyadic conversations
Grace P. Chan
Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago

5:15	Conferring Session 4: Heller Lounge

Session 8: Heller Lounge
5:45
Information management: Women's language strengths
Dale Spender
University of London, University of Queensland

6:30	Wine and Cheese Reception: Heller Lounge
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