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Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1993 12:29:29 -Conference program
From: Kathryn Remlinger <karemlinmtu.edu>
Subject: Conference program

DRAFT PROGRAM FOR THE
1993 COSWL LANGUAGE AND GENDER CONFERENCE

"The Language-Gender Interface:
Theories and Methods for Research and Teaching"
July 15-18, 1993, Columbus, Ohio

Sponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in
Linguistics
Affiliated with the the Linguistic Society of America's
1993 Linguistic Institute

Conference Organizers: Victoria Bergvall (Michigan Tech U),
chair; Janet Bing (Old Dominion U), Alice Freed (Montclair
State Col), Kathryn Remlinger (Michigan Tech U), and
Christie Block (OSU).

TUESDAY: Please note that the plenary address to the Linguistic
Institute by Sally McConnell-Ginet and Penelope Eckert,
previously scheduled for July 13, has been moved to
the evening of July 20. Title TBA.

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THURSDAY, JULY 15
7-9 pm casual reception/registration (at Drackett Hall,
housing check-in site)

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FRIDAY, JULY 16
8:00 Registration opens at conference site (TBA)
8:45 Welcome, opening remarks, announcements

SESSION A: THEORY AND METHOD IN LANGUAGE AND GENDER RESEARCH
9:00-9:25 Bonnie McElhinny, Stanford U "Theories of Gender
in Women's Studies and Linguistics: A Critical Review"
9:25-9:50 Mary Bucholtz, UC Berkeley "Theory and Practice
in African American Women's Speech"
9:50-10:15 Alice Freed, Montclair State Col "Language and
Gender Research in an Experimental Setting"
10:15-10:30 general discussion

10:30-10:45 break

SESSION B: THE INTERFACE OF AGE AND GENDER IN LANGUAGE
10:45-11:10 Amy Sheldon, U Minnesota "'I want to play too':
Preschool Girls' Negotiations for Power and Access"
11:10-11:35 Alice Greenwood, Vassar Col, "Floor Management
and Power Strategies in Adolescent Conversation"
11:35-12:00 Pam Saunders, Philadelphia Geriatric Center,
"Do Old Women Tell Secrets? An Analysis of Personal Talk in
the Discourse of Elderly Women"
12:00-12:15 general discussion

12:15-2:00 Lunch break

SESSION C: CONSTRUCTING A GENDERED IDENTITY, PART 1
2:00-2:25 Veronica O'Donovan, U Texas-Austin and Kira Hall,
UC Berkeley "Gendering India's Third Sex: Constructions of
Female and Male Self in the Hindi of the Banaras Hijras"
2:25-2:50 Miriam Meyerhoff, U Penn. and Nancy Niedzielski,
UC Santa Barbara "Women's Identities: Interpersonal and
Intergroup Perspectives on Constructing a Unique Identity"
2:50-3:15 Victoria Bergvall, Michigan Tech U "Constructing
and Enacting Gender Through Discourse: Negotiating Multiple
Roles as Female Engineering Students"
3:15-3:30 general discussion

3:30-3:45 break

SESSION D: CONSTRUCTING A GENDERED IDENTITY, PART 2
3:45-4:10 Kira Hall, UC Berkeley "The Redefinition of Self
Among Ashram Widows in Banaras"
4:10-4:35 Birch Moonwomon, USC "Syntactic Choice and
Identity Construction in Narrative"
4:35-5:00 Anita Liang, UC Berkeley "Stepping Out of
Institutional Roles: Telephone Service Encounters with Prank
Callers"
5:00-5:15 general discussion

6:00 BANQUET

7:30-9:00 OPEN COSWL MEETING, discussion of formation of
LSA Women's Caucus

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SATURDAY, July 17

SESSION E: NEGOTIATING INTERACTION
9:00-9:25 Susan Ehrlich and Ruth King, York U "Feminist
Linguistic Innovations: Negotiating Meaning"
9:25-9:50 Scott Kiesling, Georgetown U "Competitive
Cooperativeness and Status in Male Discourse"
9:50-10:15 Sarah Bacon, Y. Ayanna Bennett, Ottrell Ferrell,
Mona Kanda, and Carolyn Laub, Stanford U, "Gesture Patterns
of Black and White Women in Conversation"
10:15-10:30 general discussion

10:30-10:45 break

SESSION F: INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTS ON LANGUAGE AND GENDER
10:45-11:10 Laurel Sutton, UC Berkeley "Using the NET:
Gender, Power, and Silencing in Electronic Discourse"
11:10-11:35 Doris Ravotas, Copper Country Mental Health
Center/Michigan Tech U "Discourse Patterns in a Family
Therapy Case"
11:35-12:00 Livia Polanyi & Diana Strassmann, Rice U,
Storytellers and Gatekeepers in Economics"
12:00-12:15 general discussion

12:15-2:00 Lunch break

SESSION G: VIEWS ON CONVERSATION AND GENDER
2:00-2:25 Janice Drakich, Terry Chow, and Sandra Miller, U
Windsor "An Experiential Course on Gender Communication and
Academic Processses: The Relationship of Topic of Talk, Sex
Composition, and Gender on Amount of Talk"
2:25-2:50 Anna Fellegy, U Minnesota "Minimal Response
Patterns in Male Speech"
2:50-3:15 Liliana B. Anglada, Texas Tech U "Conversational
Interactions Among Women and Men in the Spanish Variety
Spoken in Argentina"
3:15-3:30 general discussion

3:30-3:45 break

SESSION H: WOMEN AND MEN COMPARED
3:45-4:10 Genevieve Escure, U Minnesota "Gender and Tense
Marking in a Creole Context"
4:10-4:35 Madeleine Youmans, USC and G. Genevieve Patthey-
Chavez, UCLA and LA City Col "Action vs. Experience:
Linguistic Contrasts in Women's and Men's Erotic Genres"
4:35-5:00 Deborah James, U Toronto-Scarborough"When and Why
is Women's Speech Closer to the Standard than Men's? A
Critical Review"
5:00-5:15 general discussion

5:15-7:30 dinner break

7:30 INVITED KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Deborah Cameron, U
Strathclyde (comments by Penny Eckert, Institute for
Research on Learning & Sally McConnell-Ginet, Cornell ?)

8:30 or 9:00 PARTY?/MUSIC (beginning after the keynote
address is over)

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SUNDAY, JULY 18

9:00-10:15 WORKSHOPS (still to be confirmed)
tentatively:
Teaching L&G (syllabi workshop), Beth Hume (OSU) and Bonnie
McElhinny (Stanford)
Pedagogy of L&G, Janet Bing (Old Dominion U)
Methods in L&G research
Career Issues
How to write an abstract for the LSA conference

10:15-10:30 break

10:30-11:45 WORKSHOPS (repeats, extensions, or second set)

11:45-12:00 break

12:00-1:00 ROUNDTABLE/SUMMARY "Theory and Methods for
Research and Teaching Language and Gender": Sally McConnell-
Ginet, Penny Eckert, (Deborah Cameron, Victoria Bergvall,
Alice Freed, Janet Bing)
 discussion of conference, future directions, audience
commentary, closing comments

PLUS, All day Sunday:
WORKSHOPS/PARASESSION ON LESBIAN LANGUAGE(S)
(Birch Moonwomon and Ruth Morgan, organizers)

TUESDAY, July 20
evening: Plenary address to the Linguistic
Institute by Sally McConnell-Ginet and Penelope Eckert,
Title TBA.
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