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Date: Thu, 19 Jan 1995 10:53:11 GLS 1995 Schedule (updated 1/19/95)
From: Shari Kendall <>
Subject: GLS 1995 Schedule (updated 1/19/95)

updated 1/19/95 (includes session times)

 The Georgetown Linguistics Society


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



 *FRIDAY, February 17*

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

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

Plenary Speaker: ROGER SHUY

6:45 - 7:45


8:00 - 11:00


 *SATURDAY, February 18*

9:30 - 10:30

Plenary Speaker: HEIDI HAMILTON

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
*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
*Joanna Thornborrow
 Talk shows and democratic discourse

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

7:15 - 8:15

Plenary Speaker: CHARLES GOODWIN

 *SUNDAY, February 19*

9:30 - 10:30


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
*Martin Warren
 How do conversations begin and end?

Fine-tuning Conversation
*Hiroko Spees
 How aizuchi 'back channels' shape and are shaped by the interaction in
 Japanese conversations
*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

Plenary Speaker: DEBORAH TANNEN


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
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Department of Linguistics, 479 Intercultural Center, Washington, D.C.

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Registration Fee.
 Please remit the appropriate registration fee in the form of a
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 Preregistration (through Feb. 10) $20.00 $30.00
 On-site registration $30.00 $40.00

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