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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

Director: Hansun Zhang Waring


Phone: 212-678-8128

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


2017 Conference - Register Now!

The seventh annual LANSI meeting will take place September 22-23, with invited speakers John Heritage and Jürgen Streeck. To view the full program and to register, visit the Conference page.

Data Session

Our monthly data sessions will resume in October.