M.A. Student Di Yu to Present at Laughter and Humor in Interaction Conference

| March 7, 2011
Conference: Laughter and Humor in Interaction Conference, Boston, MA. June 23-24, 2011.
Presentation title: On the Interactional Functions of Increments in Comedian-Audience Talk
Abstract
In the field of Conversation Analysis, increment is the material used after a completed turn-
constructional unit to extend the prior turn. This study looks at the interactional functions of
increments in comedian-audience talk, and also attempts to provide a modified framework for
the incrementing practices.