CLIC Call for papers for May 2010 Conference, UCLA


16th Annual Conference on Language, Interaction, and Culture
May 6-8, 2010
University of California, Los Angeles

Presented by:

The Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture Graduate Student Association (CLIC-GSA)
at the University of California, Los Angeles


The Language, Interaction, and Social Organization Graduate Student Association (LISO-GSA)
at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Plenary Speakers

Charles Briggs
Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
Claire Kramsch
German, University of California, Berkeley
Paul Kroskrity
Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles
Tanya Stivers
Psycholinguistics, Max Planck Institute, Amsterdam

Submissions should address topics at the intersection of language, interaction, and
culture. Approaches include, but are not limited to, conversation analysis, discourse
analysis, ethnography of communication, ethnomethodology, interactional
sociolinguistics, language ideologies, and language socialization.
Abstracts for presentations and posters are welcome from graduate students and
faculty. Presentations that include video and/or audio recordings of naturalistic
interaction are encouraged. Speakers will have 20 minutes for presentation and 10
minutes for discussion. A subset of papers presented at the conference will be
published in the conference proceedings, Crossroads of Language, Interaction,
and Culture, Volume 8, 2010.

Abstracts are due no later than January 15, 2010, by electronic submission only. The
submission guidelines are provided below and on the CLIC-GSA website

Abstracts should be submitted through the CLIC-GSA website

Please provide the following information:
– Whether the abstract is for a presentation or a poster
– The name(s) of the author(s)
– The affiliation(s) of the author(s)
– The preferred mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address for notification
– The title of the paper
– Any equipment requirements
– An abstract no longer than 500 words
– Any additional comments

Abstracts should clearly state the main point or argument of the paper. Briefly
discuss the problem or research question with reference to previous research
and the work’s relevance to developments in the field. You may include a short
example to support the main point or argument. Conclusions should be stated,
however tentative.

Abstracts should be accessible to a wide audience, as they will be reviewed by
scholars from a variety of language-related fields, such as anthropology,
applied linguistics, education, and sociology. Presentations and posters will be
accepted based on reviewers’ evaluations of the anonymous abstracts.
The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is January 15, 2010.
Late submissions will not be accepted. Notification of acceptance or nonacceptance
will be sent via e-mail in March 2010.
Conference registration is free at the CLIC-GSA website: