Date: Sun, 12 Feb 1995 19:08:23 -0500


Subject: Developments in Discourse Analysis (GLS 1995)

updated 2/10/95


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


Getting People to Admit Their Guilt: A Case Study

6:45 - 7:45


Narrative as Self-Portrait

8:00 - 11:00

Reception, Intercultural Center Galleria

*SATURDAY, February 18*

9:30 - 10:30


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


*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

7:15 - 8:15


The Social Life of Aphasia

Saturday Evening

Theme Dinner

*SUNDAY, February 19*

9:30 - 10:30


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


Academic Discourse as Discourse

5:00 - 5:15


Closing Remarks


Please send registration and requests for information regarding special

discounts on airfare, accommodations, and transportation to the

Georgetown Linguistics Society:

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Department of Linguistics voice: (202) 687-6166

479 Intercultural Center

Washington, D.C. 20057-1068

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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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