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The Language and Social Interaction Working Group (LANSI)

Welcome to LANSI!

Sponsored by the Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program at Teachers College, Columbia University, LANSI  brings together like-minded colleagues in the larger metropolitan area of New York who work with audio/video-recorded data from naturally occurring interaction. Through our regularly held data sessions, LANSI offers a forum in which participants continue to build their analytical repertoire via mutual engagement over time. In so doing, we also experiment with an apprenticeship model where graduate students work alongside practicing analysts making observations and providing accounts for those observations "empirically and precisely" (Schegloff, 1996, p. 167). For more information about LANSI, please contact us at You can also follow us on Twitter @lansi_tc.


Hansun Zhang Waring

To receive announcements of upcoming data sessions, please join our listserv by sending an email to with subject heading: sub lansi

*LANSI logo designed by Joe Caffentzis 

Contact Us

Coordinator: Hansun Zhang Waring


Phone: 212-678-8128

Box: 66 * Location: 525 W 120th Street | New York, New York 10027-6696


2017 Conference - Call for Proposals Now Open

The seventh annual LANSI conference will take place September 22-23. For more information and to submit a proposal, visit the Conference page.

Data Session

Our next data session is on Saturday, May 13, from 1-3 p.m. in Zankel 418.