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Date: Sun, 12 Feb 1995 19:08:23 Developments in Discourse Analysis (GLS 1995)
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Subject: Developments in Discourse Analysis (GLS 1995)

 The Georgetown Linguistics Society
 February 17-19, 1995
 Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Friday 11:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. Intercultural Center (ICC) Galleria.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. ICC Auditorium main entrance
Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ICC Auditorium main entrance

Sessions: Intercultural Center. Rooms will be posted at registration.
Plenary Sessions: Intercultural Center Auditorium.
Reception: Intercultural Center Galleria.


 *FRIDAY, February 17*
11:00 a.m.
Registration begins in the Intercultural Center Galleria

2:00 - 3:30
Colloquium: Developments in Signed Language Discourse Part I
 (Coordinator: Melanie Metzger)
*Ruth Morgan
 The interplay of place and space in a Namibian Sign Language narrative
*Kathleen Wood
 Negotiating literate identities: Life stories of deaf students
*Susan M. Mather
 Adult-deaf toddler discourse

Will the Real Author Please Stand Up?: Exploiting the Speech of Others
*Richard Buttny
 Talking race on campus: Reported speech in accounts of race relations
 at a university campus
*Akira Satoh
 Reported speech in English and Japanese: A comparative analysis
*Joyce Tolliver
 Evidentiality and accountability in literary narrative

Folk, Interlocutor, and Analytical Frameworks
*Hanny Feurer
 A place for folk linguistics in discourse analysis? Greetings in
 Tibeto-Burman languages
*Christianna I. White
 Similarity and distinctiveness: A vantage analysis of Plato's
*Martin Warren
 How do conversations begin and end?

3:45 - 5:15
Colloquium: Developments in Signed Language Discourse Part II
 (Coordinator: Melanie Metzger)
*Tina M. Neumann
 Figurative language in an American Sign Language poem: Personification and
*Scott Liddell and Melanie Metzger
 Spatial mapping in an ASL Narrative: Examining the use of multiple surrogate
*Elizabeth A. Winston
 Spatial mapping in comparative discourse frames in American Sign Language

Political, Intellectual, Institutional Identities
*Anna De Fina
 Pronominal choice, identity and solidarity in political discourse
*Charlotte Linde
 Other people's stories: Third person narrative in individual and group
*Karen Tracy
 The identity work of questioning in intellectual discussion

Prior Discourses and the Structure of Classroom Interaction
*Mary Buchinger Bodwell
 "Now what does that mean, 'first draft'?": Adult literacy classes and
 alternative models of editing a text
*Deborah Poole
 The effects of text on talk in a class-room literacy event
*Myriam Torres
 Why teachers do not engage in co-construction of knowledge: A critical
 discourse analysis

5:30 - 6:30 ROGER SHUY
 Getting People to Admit Their Guilt: A Case Study

 Narrative as Self-Portrait
8:00 - 11:00
Reception, Intercultural Center Galleria

 *SATURDAY, February 18*

9:30 - 10:30 HEIDI HAMILTON
 The Aging of a Poet: Intertextuality and the
 Co-construction of Identities in the Oppen Family Letter Exchange
10:45 - 12:45
Colloquium: Developments in Conversation Analysis: Oh, What, Or, Pardon
 (Coordinator: Maria Egbert)
*Paul Drew
 'What'?: A sequential basis for an 'open' form of repair initiation in
 conversation (and some implications for cognitive approaches to interaction)
*Maria Egbert
 The relevance of interactants' eye gaze to the organization of
 other-initiated repair: The case of German 'bitte?' ('pardon?')
*Anna Lindstrom
 'Or'-constructed inquiries as a resource for probing the relevance of prior
 talk in Swedish conversation
*John Heritage
 'Oh'-prefaced responses to inquiry

Privileged Views in Media Discourse
*Gertraud Benke
 News about news: Textual features of news agency copies and their usage in
the newsproduction
*Debra Graham
 Racism in the reporting of the O.J. Simpson arrest: A critical discourse
 analysis approach
*Ian Hutchby
 Arguments and asymmetries on talk radio

Interactional Explanations for Patterns of Variation
*Scott Fabius Kiesling
 Using interactional discourse analysis to explain variation
*Sylvie Dubois
 The coherent network of effects on discourse

Humorous Faces
*Nancy K. Baym
 Humorous performance in a computer-mediated group
*Diana Boxer and Florencia Cortes-Conde
 Teasing that bonds: Conversational joking and identity display

12:45 - 2:45
Theme lunch

2:45 - 4:45
Negotiating Authority and Status
*Cynthia Dickel Dunn
 The language of the tea teacher: Shifting indexical ground in a Japanese
 pedagogical context
*Lena Gavruseva
 'What is this drivel about garages?': The construction of authoritative
 self in the cover letter discourse
*Geoffrey Raymond
 The voice of authority: Sequence and turn design in live news broadcasts
*Hideko Nornes Abe
 Discourse analysis on distal and direct styles of Japanese women's speech

Narrative Structures across Languages
*Viola G. Miglio
 Tense alternations in medieval prose texts
*Asli Ozyurek
 How children use connectives to talk about a conversation
*Marybeth Culley
 Rhetorical elaborations of a Chiricahua Apache comic narrative genre
*Bethany K. Dumas
 Complex narratives in Ozark discourse

Competing Discourses and Dominance
*Tony Hak
 'She has clear delusions': The production of a factual account
*Catherine F. Smith
 Democratic discourses
*John Clark
 Standard and vernacular: Persuasive discourse styles in conflict
*Kathryn Remlinger
 Keeping it straight: The socio-linguistic construction of a heterosexual
 ideology in a campus community

5:00 - 7:00
Colloquium: Discourse and Conflict
 (Coordinator: Christina Kakava)
*Faye C. McNair-Knox
 Discourse and conflict in African-American English womantalk: Patterns of
 grammaticalized disapproval in narratives
*Christina Kakava
 Evaluation in personal and vicarious stories: Mirror of a Greek man's self
*Patricia E. O'Connor
 'You can't keep a man down': Positioning in conflict talk and in violent acts
*Laine Berman
 Life stories from the streets: Homeless children's narratives of violence
 and the construction of a better world

Discourse Influences on Syntactic Categories and Structures
*Jennifer Arnold
 The interaction between discourse focus and verbal form in Mapudungun
*Rajesh Bhatt
 Information status and word order in Hindi
*Paul Hopper
 Discourse and the category 'verb' in English

Interactional Construction of Cognitive Understanding
*Pamela W. Jordan and Megan Moser
 Multi-level coordination in computer-mediated conversation
*Claudia Roncarati
 Repetition and cognition in the information flow: A case-study in Brazilian
 Portuguese database
*Andrea Tyler and John Bro
 Examining perceptions of text comprehensibility: The effect of order and
 contextualization cues
*Robbert-Jan Beun
 Structure in cooperative dialogue

 The Social Life of Aphasia
Saturday Evening
Theme Dinner

 *SUNDAY, February 19*

 Discourse Analysis as a Communication Chunnel:
 How Feasible is a Linkage
 between Continental and Anglo-American Approaches?

10:45 - 12:45
Colloquium: Frames Theory and Discourse
 (Coordinator: Janice Hornyak)
*Janice Hornyak
 Personal and professional frames in office discourse
*Susan Hoyle
 Negotiation of footing in play
*Carolyn Kinney
 The interaction of frames, roles and footings: Conversational strategies of
 co-leaders in a long-term group
*Yoshiko Nakano
 Interplay of expectations in cross-cultural miscommunication: A case study of
 negotiations between Americans and Japanese
*Suwako Watanabe
 Framing in group discussion: A comparison between Japanese and American

Interpreting, Challenging, Evaluating Gender
*Jennifer Curtis
 Contestation of masculine identities in a battering intervention program
*Keller S. Magenau
 More than feminine: Attending to power and social distance dimensions in
 spoken and written workplace communication
*Keli Yerian
 Professional and gendered identities in the discourse of two public
 television directors
*Donna Trousdale
 Social languages and privileging: Gender and school science discourse

Discursive Enactments of Cultural Ideologies
*Isolda Carranza
 Stance-making in oral interviews
*Shari E. Kendall
 Religion and experience: Constructed dialogue, narrative, and life story in
 religious testimonies
*Agnes Weiyun He
 Stories as interactional resources: Narrative activity in academic counseling
*Orla Morrissey
 Discourse analysis as an evaluation methodology for technology assessment in
 pre-competitive R and D environments

12:45 - 2:15

2:15 - 3:45
Computational Approaches to Discourse Analysis
*Megan Moser and Johanna D. Moore
 An approach to the study of discourse cues
*Yan Qu
 A computational approach for automatically extracting discourse rules
*Donald Lewis
 Theme and eventline in a Classical Hebrew narrative: A computer-assisted

Conversational Moves
*C. Antaki, F. Diaz, A. Collins
 Participants' orientation to footing: Evidence from conversational completion
*Peter Muntigl
 Saving face in argument: An analysis of face-threatening disagreements

Fine-tuning Conversation
*Hiroko Spees
 How aizuchi 'back channels' shape and are shaped by the interaction in
 Japanese conversation
*Toshiko Hamaguchi
 Manifestation of shared knowledge in conversation
*Yrjo Engestrom
 Discursive disturbances as bridge between the micro and the macro:
 Evidence from activity-theoretical studies in collaborative work settings

4:00 - 5:00 DEBORAH TANNEN
 Academic Discourse as Discourse

5:00 - 5:15 RALPH FASOLD
 Closing Remarks

Please send registration and requests for information regarding special
discounts on airfare, accommodations, and transportation to the
Georgetown Linguistics Society:
 GLS 1995 internet:
 Georgetown University bitnet: glsguvax.bitnet
 Department of Linguistics voice: (202) 687-6166
 479 Intercultural Center
 Washington, D.C. 20057-1068

Regularly updated information is available through the World-Wide Web
Georgetown Linguistics Home Page:

On-site registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Intercultural
Center (ICC) Galleria on Friday, February 17, 1995.
 Students $30.00
 Non-students $40.00
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