Steven E. Clayman
Professor Clayman's research concerns the intersection of
talk and mass communication, with a primary focus on broadcast news
interviews, presidential news converences, and other interactions
between journalists and public figures.
After doing extensive fieldwork on language and
culture in (Western) Samoa, Professor Duranti carried out research in
California, first to document literacy practices among young children
of Samoan descent and then to closely follow a political campaign for
the U.S. Congress. More recently, he has been studying the culture of
jazz aesthetics and the practice of improvisation.
Goodwin (Applied Linguistics & TESL)
Professor Goodwin's research focuses on many aspects
of language and interaction, including the co-construction of meaning,
the ethnography of science, aphasia as a social process, and the social
organization of perception through language use.
H. Goodwin (Anthropology)
A principal concern of Professor Goodwin's research
has been describing the embodied language practices through which
children constitute their social world in the midst of moment-to-moment
interaction as they play on the street or playground. Of particular
concern has been describing dispute processes and forms of social
exclusion in the peer group.
Jennifer Jackson (Anthropology)
Professor Jackson's scholarly interests since 1994 have been focused in Madagascar and the U.S. Her work spans studies in semiotics, language ideologies and aesthetics, verbal and visual artistic performance in political practice as they relate to the production of democracy, civil society and the state in Madagascar as well as the US. In the US, she has recently focused on ideologies and aesthetics of language informing how notions of truth and violence are conveyed in oratorical address.
Specializing in conversation analysis, Professor
Heritage's recent research deals with communication between attending
and reviewing physicians in a hospital as well as the analysis of
broadcast news interviews between journalists and public figures.
Ochs (Anthropology) - CLIC Director
Primary among Professor Ochs' research interests is
the role of language and culture in life span human development and
learning across social groups. Most recently, she has taken on the
direction of the UCLA Center on Everyday Lives of Families, a Sloan
Center on Working Families.
Tanya Stivers (Sociology)
research attempts to uncover the underlying structures of conversation
spontaneous naturally occurring social interaction. Studying how and
interaction practices, and to what effect, helps us understand where
are in terms of culture and language.
A. Schegloff (Sociology)
For Professor Schegloff, direct interaction between
persons is the primordial site of sociality. Given this research
perspective, he has focused on the detailed analysis of (audio and/or
video) recorded episodes of naturally occurring communicative