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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Full Title: 19th Annual Conference on Language, Interaction, and Social Organization

Short Title: LISO
Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA
Start Date: 10-May-2013 - 12-May-2013
Contact: LISO 2013 Organizing Committee
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Meeting URL: https://sites.google.com/a/ucsblinguist.org/liso/
Meeting Description: 19th Annual Conference on Language, Interaction, and Social Organization (LISO)
Theme: ‘Power, Conflict, Inequality’
May 10-12, 2013
University of California, Santa Barbara
McCune Conference Room - Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSSB) 6020

The LISO conference promotes interdisciplinary research and discussion in the analysis of naturally occurring human interaction. Papers will be presented by national and international scholars on a variety of topics in the study of language, interaction, and culture. The papers primarily employ analysis of naturally occurring data drawing from methodologies that include conversation analysis, discourse analysis, ethnographic methods, ethnomethodology, interactional linguistics, and interactional sociolinguistics.

Featured Plenary Speakers:

Marjorie Harness Goodwin, Linguistic Anthropology, UCLA
Kira Hall, Linguistics, University of Colorado at Boulder
Susan Speer, Psychology, University of Manchester (UK)
Kathryn Woolard, Anthropology, University of California, San Diego

Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 23.5020

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