Getting acquainted with others is one of the most basic interpersonal communication events. Yet there have only been a limited number of studies that have examined variation in the interactional practices through which unacquainted persons become acquainted and establish relationships in different languages and cultures (e.g. Haugh and Carbaugh 2015; Maynard and Zimmerman 1984; Schneider 1988; Svennevig 1999; Usami 2002). In light of recent interest in this topic, the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Queensland is organising a one-day research workshop, Getting Acquainted across Cultures, on the 20th October 2017.

Our keynote speaker will be Professor István Kecskés (University of New York at Albany).

This is a free event, but places are limited. If you are interested in attending the event, please contact Val at by Sunday 1 October 2017. 

Organisers: Michael Haugh & Valeria Sinkeviciute 

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Advanced Engineering Building (#49) The University of Queensland