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Professor Hansun Zhang Waring with Ed.d. Students Sarah Creider and Tara Tarpey, and M.A. Student Rebecca Black to Present at AAAL 2011 

Conference: AAAL 2011 Presentation Title: A search for specificity in understanding CA and context. Paper to be presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference (AAAL): Chicago, Illinois. Abstract Based on videotaped interactions from both ordinary conversations and institutional talk, this paper contributes to the ongoing debate regarding CA and context by detailing …

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Professors Hansun Zhang Waring and Barbara Hruska to Present at IPrA 2011 

Conference: 12th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA) Presentation Title: Problematic directives in pedagogical interaction Abstract In this paper, we describe the specific ways in which certain practices of directives can disengage learner attention, block participation, and ultimately, stifle learning opportunities. Data come from a videotaped tutoring session collected at an after-school early literacy program for ESOL …

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Professor Hansun Zhang Waring to Present at AILA 2011 in Beijing 

Presentation Title: Learner initiatives in the language classroom. Abstract Given the centrality of learner agency in generating learning opportunities, this conversation analytic study explores the nature of learner initiatives within a corpus of 15 audio and video-taped adult ESL classes as well as the range of interactional contingencies these initiatives are harnessed to manage.

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Ed.D. Students Catherine Box and Sarah Creider to Present at AAAL 2011 

Conference: AAAL 2011 Presentation Title: Look, Touch, & Talk: Doing Participation and Pedagogy in a Tutoring Session

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

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 …

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Ed.D. Student Drew S. Fagan to Present at International Conference on Language Teacher Education 

Conference: International Conference on Language Teacher Education - Minneapolis, MN (May 19-21, 2011) Title of Presentation: Conversation Analysis as a Tool for examining Teacher Knowledge in Practice Abstract While teacher knowledge research has been influential on teacher learning, our understanding of how teacher knowledge connects with actual classroom instruction remains limited. The current study aims …

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Ed.D. Students Drew S. Fagan to Present at AAAL 2011 

American Association of Applied Linguistics - Chicago, IL Presentation Title: Discursive Practices that Hinder Student Participation in the Language Classroom Abstract Using conversation analysis, the presenter examines one teacher’s discursive practices that hinder student participation during whole-group activities. It was found that when the teacher (1) disattends to learners’ voices or (2) assumes the role …

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LANSI talk with Elizabeth Stokoe, March 23th Wednesday 5:00-6:30 PM 

Conversations, Categories, and Applications:  Methods for Analysing Interaction Elizabeth Stokoe Loughborough University, UK Room: RH 305 Time: March 23th Wednesday 5:00-6:30 PM This talk will explore some key issues and questions for  ethnomethodologically-inspired interaction analysts, including 1) what sorts of interactional phenomenon can we investigate systematically, 2) what issues are raised by focusing on sequential …

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Ed.D. Students Tara Tarpey and Drew Fagan to Present at AAAL 2011 

Title of Presentation: The Influence of Nonverbal Conduct in Language Learning Environments Abstract Using conversation analysis as a framework, this presentation investigates the range of influence that nonverbal conduct can have on interaction in two second-language education settings: a writing center and an ESL classroom. The significance of nonverbal conduct in conversation analysis has been …

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LANSI Call for Papers: Deadline for Electronic Submission May 15, 2011 

THE 1ST MEETING OF THE LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL INTERACTION WORKING GROUP (LANSI) TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY NEW YORK CITY OCTOBER 14-15, 2011 (Friday and Saturday) PLENARY SPEAKERS Anita Pomerantz (University at Albany) Joan Kelly Hall (Pensylvania State University) CALL FOR PAPERS LANSI brings together scholars and students working on naturally-occurring data within the broad area …

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