2015 Outstanding Scholarship

Donal Carbaugh, “Cultures in Conversation” About the book: Donal Carbaugh’s Cultures in Conversation represents the fundamental role of ethnography in understanding social interaction, and the central place of “culture” within our division. It is a foundational work in the area of culture and communication. The combination of ethnography and discourse analysis and its successful attempt to bridge the micro-macro distinction, especially with respect to intercultural communication, is strong. I...
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2015 Outstanding Dissertation

Ingrid Li Soto (UC Santa Barbara)  “Social Relations and Institutional Structures and in Modern American Political Campaigns.” Dissertation Chair: Geoffrey Raymond. Reviewers wrote: Soto’s dissertation focuses on the 2008 Presidential Election campaign speeches and provides a fine grained analysis of interaction between the speaker and the audience. It demonstrates how a successful speech depends on properly timed audience response to the speaker’s communicative actions, whether they are boo...
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2015 Dissertation Award Nominations

Dissertation of the Year Award for 2015 Language and Social Interaction Division of NCA The Language and Social Interaction Division of the National Communication Association (http://www.nca-lsi.org/) will recognize the outstanding doctoral dissertation in the field of language and social interaction. Nominations should reflect the division’s focus on situated language usage and social interaction. Analyses of both institutional and everyday interaction, in face-to-face and mediated contex...
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2017 NCA Convention

Submission Deadline Dates:  Mon, 1/16 2017 12:00 AM - Thu, 3/30 2017 3:00 AM EDT Language and Social Interaction Division NCA 103rd Annual Convention Division Call The Language and Social Interaction (LSI) Division promotes research and teaching on language and discourse processes in social interaction. The LSI Division invites submissions of individual papers, paper sessions, and panel discussions for the 103rd Annual Convention of the National Communication Association (NCA) to be...
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