2015 Call for Nominations – Vice Chair Elect

The Language and Social Interaction division of National Communication Association is seeking nominations for the role of VICE CHAIR ELECT. This is a 4-year commitment to the division, with different responsibilities in each year. The vice chair-elect supervises the Outstanding Dissertation of the Year award; the vice-chair serves as the conference planner; the chair supervises the Outstanding Scholarly Publication award; the past chair serves in a consultative role, ensuring continuity in proce...
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2015 Call for Nominations – Information Officer

The Language and Social Interaction division of National Communication Association is seeking nominations for the role of INFORMATION OFFICER. This is a 2-year commitment to the division and the responsibilities are shared amongst two officers. Responsibilities include taking minutes at the business meeting, managing and updating the LSI website and Facebook page, developing and distributing the quarterly newsletter, and being the point of contact for members who have announcements to share with...
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Jessica Robles, University of Washington

I am a currently a lecturer in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington and will be starting a new position at Loughborough University in the fall. I received my PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Since graduating I taught for a couple years at the University of New Hampshire before coming to Seattle.   What LSI pieces of writing have inspirational to you as a researcher? I have been inspired by work that I don’t necessarily cite much (e.g., Mic...
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2014 Outstanding Dissertation

Joshua Raclaw, currently an honorary fellow at University of Wisconsin-Madison: Indexing inferables and organizational shifts: ‘No’-prefaces in English conversation. Dissertation chair: Barbara Fox of University of Colorado. Reviewers wrote that:  This research employs theories and methods well-grounded in the LSI historical community, but makes strong, clear contributions to that literature as well. The author ably employs complimentary analytic concepts that span sub-disciplinary boundaries...
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Welcome

The purpose of the Language and Social Interaction (LSI) website is to promote the understanding and development of speech and language processes. LSI scholars in this division are concerned with the utilization of speech, language, or gesture in human communication including studies of discourse processes, face-to-face interaction, communication competence, speech act theory, cognitive processing, and conversation analytic, ethnographic, ethnomethodological, and sociolinguistic scholarship. ...
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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...
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