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Name: Guy  Edwards
Institution: University of Melbourne
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State and/or Country: Australia   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Anthropological Linguistics
Selected Publications: Published conference papers
Parton, K. & G. Edwards (2009). ‘Features of conductor gesture: Towards a framework
for analysis in interaction’ in Stevens, C., E. Schubert, B. Kruithof, K. Buckley & S.
Fazio (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Music
Communication Science. Available at
Book reviews
Edwards, G. (2006) ‘Aitchison, J. & D. M. Lewis, New Media Language’ Prospect 21(1):
Refereed conference presentations
Edwards, G. (2009). ‘The stance matrix’. International Pragmatics Association
Conference, The University of Melbourne.
Edwards, G. (2009). ‘Membership categorization as a contextualization cue in
conversation. 2nd Discourse & Cultural Practices Conference, University of
Parton, K. & G. Edwards (2008). ‘Stance in multi-modal interaction’ HCSNet Summerfest
2008: Workshop on Embodied Interaction in Mobile, Physical and Virtual
Environments, University of New South Wales.
Edwards, G. (2008). ‘Butterball of a kid’ Linguistics & Applied Linguistics Postgraduate
Conference, The University of Melbourne.
Edwards, G. (2007). ‘Social interaction online’ HCSNet Summerfest 2007: Workshop on
Collaborative and Communicative Tools for Distributed Communities, University of
New South Wales.
Edwards, G. (2007). ‘When agree doesn’t mean agree: Stance and indexicality’
Australian Linguistics Society Annual Conference, University of Adelaide.
Conference poster presentations
Edwards, G. (2006). ‘Membership categorization and contextualization’ ACL/HCSNet
Advanced Program in Natural Language Processing, University of Melbourne
Courses Taught: Intercultural Communication (2009) (T.A.)
Secret Life of Language (2010) (T.A.)

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