LINGUIST List 6.206

Mon 13 Feb 1995

FYI: Dictionary, GLSA, Book proposals, Graduate program

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  1. Alex Eulenberg, Discourse Connective Dictionary
  2. GLSA - UMass, GLSA mailing list
  3. "JIM_NAGEOTTE", Call For Book Proposals

Message 1: Discourse Connective Dictionary

Date: Tue, 7 Feb 1995 21:17:42 -Discourse Connective Dictionary
From: Alex Eulenberg <>
Subject: Discourse Connective Dictionary

Back in August of last year, I sent out, to all who requested, a preliminary
dictionary and grammar of "additives". The additives (furthermore,
moreover, besides, in addition, etc.) have had a reputation as a most
mysterious set of discourse connectives, especially for the foreign
language learner. What do they mean? What's the difference? Aren't we
always "adding" information with each sentence? My work was an attempt to
answer those questions, and to provide a framework for the lexicography
of other classes of discourse connectives.

Now, a half a year and a truckload of auto-antonyms later, my "Sketch of
English Additives", revised a bit, is now available for browsing on World
Wide Web! You can come and see it by visiting my home page, the Eulenberg
Center for Vision and Language, located at:

And... watch that space for an auto-antonym dictionary, coming soon!

--Alex Eulenberg
--Indiana University
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Message 2: GLSA mailing list

Date: Thu, 09 Feb 1995 09:46:27 GLSA mailing list
From: GLSA - UMass <>
Subject: GLSA mailing list

GLSA, which publishes UMass dissertations in linguistics, UMass Occasional
Papers in Linguistics and the proceedings of NELS, is currently updating
its customer data base. Current customers who have recently changed
addresses are asked to email GLSA with updated information.

Linguists interested in receiving GLSA catalogs and product announcements
should email to be added to our mailing list.

Jill Beckman
GLSA Business Manager, 1994-95
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Message 3: Call For Book Proposals

Date: Fri, 10 Feb 95 13:39:55
Subject: Call For Book Proposals

 Sage Publications, Inc., will be producing a new book series
 with the theme of "Surviving Graduate School." Books
 published in this series may involve topics such as "Getting
 into Graduate School," "Completing Your Dissertation or
 Thesis," "Working with Your Major Professor or Advisory
 Committee," and "Maintaining a Rewarding Personal Life as a
 Graduate Student." Potential authors can submit formal
 proposals (along with a current c.v.) for individual book
 titles to Series Editor Bruce A. Thyer, Ph.D., School of
 Social Work, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602
 [phone: (706) 542-5440].
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Date: Wed, 8 Feb 1995 08:56:12 -NEW GRADUATE PROGRAM
From: Gene Lerner <>

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University of California - Santa Barbara
Interdisciplinary Graduate Emphasis in Language, Interaction, and Social
 *** L I S O ***

The graduate emphasis in Language, Interaction, and Social Organization
provides a framework within which three distinct but related approaches to the
study of interaction and social organization can be brought together. These
three approaches are: the ethnographic study of naturally occurring
interaction; interactional functional linguistics, which studies the structure
of natural languages and the properties of language in use; and the study of
sequentially organized activities carried out through the medium of language.

All three approaches emphasize the importance of language use in concrete
situations as a fundamental resource for human action and social organization,
and they recognize the crucial role that close, detailed description of real-
time human activities plays in building a knowledge base adequate for the
scientific study of language, human interaction, and social organization.

The emphasis is intended to train students to work with audio and video
recordings of interaction so they can pursue problems in their particular
disciplines in a systematic, empirically grounded manner that addresses the
integrity of the embeddedness of particular events in their naturally
occurring contexts. A major purpose of the emphasis is to provide graduate
students in one department the opportunity to obtain cross-training in the
methods and concepts of other disciplines that take a different approach to
the same fundamental empirical subject matter.

The departments currently participating in the emphasis are Linguistics,
Sociology, and Education, all three of which have research and graduate
training commitments related to the emphasis.

Patricia M. Clancy (language acquisition, discourse, Japanese and Korean
Susanna Cumming (discourse, text linguistics, Western Austronesian languages)
John Du Bois (discourse, sociocultural linguistics, Mayan linguistics)
Sandra A. Thompson (discourse and grammar, language universals, Chinese

Gene Lerner (sequential organization of talk in interaction)
Thomas Wilson (emeritus) (social organization and interaction)
Don H. Zimmerman (interaction in institutional settings)

Jenny Cook-Gumperz (language socialization, language and literacy, narrative
Carol Dixon (reading research, constructing literacy in the classroom)
Richard Duran (bilingualism, instruction, socio-cognitive perspectives on
Judith Green (classroom discourse, social construction of knowledge and
John Gumperz (emeritus, UCB; visiting professor, UCSB) (discursive practices,
 intercultural communication, sociolinguistic theory)
Reynaldo Macias (bilingualism, education psychology)

To be admitted to the emphasis, students must be admitted to the PhD program
in their home departments and petition to the LISO Coordinating Committee.
Students from departments other than Education, Linguistics, and Sociology are
also welcome to participate in LISO functions.

For a complete list of requirements and program information, students should
consult the LISO program guidelines, available from the LISO Coordinating
Committee or speak to a participating faculty member in Linguistics,
Education, or Sociology.

 Sociology 208: Introduction to the Analysis of Recorded
 Linguistics 274 / Education 274 / Sociology 274: Proseminar in
 Language, Interaction, and Social Organization
 Individual Research Project

 Students will take a minimum of three courses selected from among
 a wide range of elective options; one may be in the student's home
 department, and two must be in some one of the other participating

 Linguistics 214: Discourse
 Linguistics 227: Language and Culture

 Sociology 236: Analysis of Conversational Interaction
 Sociology 236v: Video Study of Social Interaction

 Education 270G: Discourse Analysis
 Education 270XX: Biliteracy
For more information contact:

Gene Lerner
Department of Sociology
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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