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Conference Announcement, Conference Registration Now Open

15th ANNUAL CONFERENCE on Language, Interaction, and Social Organization University of California, Santa Barbara May 14-16, 2009*

The annual conference promotes interdisciplinary research and discussion in the analysis of naturally occurring human interaction.
Papers will be presented by national and international scholars on a variety of topics in the study of language, interaction, and culture.
The papers primarily employ analysis of naturally occurring data drawing from methodologies that include conversation analysis, discourse analysis, ethnographic methods, ethnomethodology, interactional linguistics, and interactional sociolinguistics.

2009 Plenary Speakers:

Amy Kyratzis
Education, University of California, Santa Barbara

Lourdes de León
CIESAS, Mexico, D.F.

Dennis Preston
English, Oklahoma State University

Sue Wilkinson
Feminist & Health Studies, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, England

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Registration fees include attendance for all conference-related events, including cocktail reception and dinner.

Pre-Registration will be open until May 6, 2009
Fees:  $20 for students, $40 for faculty To Pre-Register for the conference, please visit:

Registration at the door: $30 for students, $50 for faculty

* Additionally, immediately following the conference will be the 3rd Biennial LISO Symposium:

The Social-Interactional Lives of Young Children University of California, Santa Barbara May 17, 2009

Tentative Presenters:
Ann Carita-Evaldsson (Upsalla University) Lourdes de León (CIESAS, Mexico) Amy Kyratzis (UCSB) Gene Lerner (UCSB)

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Amy Kyratzis: