About the article
Professor John W. Du Bois,
John W. Du Bois is Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A specialist in discourse and sociocultural linguistics, his work centers on the relation between form and function in language, encompassing broadly the linguistic integration of connections among meaning, grammar, prosody, interaction, cognition, culture, and action. Publications include “The stance triangle” (2007), Preferred Argument Structure: Grammar as Architecture for Function (Benjamins, 2003), and the Santa Barbara Corpus of Spoken American English (Linguistic Data Consortium, 2000–2005). Address for correspondence: Linguistics Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA 〈firstname.lastname@example.org〉.
University Lecturer Elise Kärkkäinen,
Elise Kärkkäinen is University Lecturer in English Philology, based at the University of Oulu. Her research has dealt with different aspects of conversational English, especially modality, preferred argument structure, stance taking, and multimodal analysis of recurrent conversational action formats. She is the author of Epistemic Stance in English Conversation: A Description of Its Interactional Functions, with a Focus on I think (2003, Benjamins) and has directed a research project entitled Interactional Practices and Linguistic Resources of Stance-taking in Spoken English (http://www.ekl.oulu.fi/stance/). Address for correspondence: English Philology, Faculty of Humanities, Box 1000, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland 〈email@example.com〉.
Published Online: 2012-07-07
Published in Print: 2012-07-19