Awards 1982-2006

Recipients of the LSI Dissertation Award (an incomplete list)

  • 2006 Galina Bolden (UCLA): Delayed and incipient actions: The discourse markers “-to” and “so” in Russian and English conversation
  • 2005 Mariaelena Bartesaghi (University of Pennsylvania): Explanatory paths, therapeutic directions, conversational destinations: Accountability and authority in therapeutic interaction
  • 2004 Mardi Kidwell (UCSB): Looking to see someone is looking at you: Gaze and the organization of observability in very young children’s harassing acts toward a peer
  • 2003 Yanrong (Yvonne) Chang (University of Iowa)
  • 2002 Eric Morgan (University of Massachusetts)
  • 2001 Tanya Stivers (UCLA)
  • 1999 Curtis LeBaron (University of Texas, Austin)
  • 1994-1996 Darrin Hick
  • 1982 Karen Tracy (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Recipients of the LSI Scholarly Publication Awards (“Old Chestnut” and “Recent Scholarship”)


  • 2006 Phillip Glenn (2003) Laughter in Interaction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • 2005 Scott Jacobs & Sally Jackson (1980) “Structure of conversational argument: Pragmatic bases for the enthymeme,” The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 66, 251-265.
  • 2004 Steve Clayman & John Heritage (2002) “Questioning Presidents: Journalistic deference and adversarialness in the press conferences of U.S. presidents Eisenhower and Reagan,” Journal of Communication, 52, 4, 749-775.
  • 2003 Lawrence Wieder (1974) Language and social reality: The case of telling the convict code, Netherlands: The Hague.
  • 2002 Robert Hopper & Curtis LeBaron (1998) “How Gender Creeps into Talk,” Research on Language and Social Interaction, 31, 1, 59-74.
  • 2000 Anita Pomerantz (1978) “Compliment Responses: Notes on the Co-operation of Multiple Constraints.” In J. N. Schenkein (Ed.), Studies in the organization of conversational interaction (pp. 79-112). New York: Academic.
  • 1999 Karen Tracy (1997) Colloquium Dilemmas of Academic Discourse, Norwood, NJ: Ablex
  • 1998 Gerry Philipsen (1977) “Speaking ‘Like a Man’ in Teamsterville: Culture Patterns of Role Enactment in an Urban Neighborhood,” Quarterly Journal of Speech 61, 13-22.


  • 1996 Robert Hopper (1981) The taken-for-granted