FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below are answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the CLAN for Conversation Analysis Workshop. Please contact us at nflrc@hawaii.edu if you have any further questions.

1. How can I find out more information about the workshop content, activities, schedule, and presenters?
Check out the Workshop Description section of the CLAN for Conversation Analysis website.

2. Are there any planned social events during the workshop?
We are currently planning to have a welcoming reception for participants in the evening on the first day of the workshop (March 31) as well as a closing ceremony in the evening on the final day of the 5-day workshop (April 4).

3. Who are the sponsors and organizers for the CLAN for Conversation Analysis Workshop?
The National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa is pleased to sponsor this event. Organizers for this workshop include Dr. Gabriele Kasper (Dept. of Second Language Studies), Dr. Maryann Overstreet (Dept. of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas), Eric Hauser (SLS), Barbara Schulz (SLS), and staff at the NFLRC. The workshop will be led by Dr. Johannes Wagner (University of Southern Denmark).

4. Who is eligible to apply to the workshop?
All language educators and researchers are welcome to apply for the workshop.

5. How do I apply for the workshop?
An online application form for the workshop will be available for submissions starting in early November. The deadline for applications is December 15, 2002. If you experience difficulty with the online form, please contact us at nflrc@hawaii.edu

6. How many applicants will be invited to participate in the workshop?
We will be accepting a total of 15 participants for this workshop.

7. How much does it cost to attend the workshop? Is there any financial support?
There are no tuition fees to attend the CLAN for Conversation Analysis workshop. However, workshop participants are required to pay a non-refundable $50 registration fee. Please DO NOT SEND PAYMENT UNTIL NOTIFIED OF ACCEPTANCE. To help defray expenses, partial financial support (up to $800 for participants from the mainland) will be offered to successful applicants. Because this partial financial support will likely not cover all costs involved in attending the workshop, we recommend that participants look into various forms of financial or travel support from their home institutions if needed.

8. Where will the workshop be held?
The March 31-April 4 workshop will be held at the LA‘E labs on the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa campus. The UH Manoa campus is a 20-minute drive from the Honolulu International Airport. For directions, please check out our Directions section

9. Do I really need to have my own laptop computer to participate in the workshop?
It is highly recommended, particularly if you will bringing your own data to work with or have platform preferences. However, the LA‘E labs do contains computers for participant use.

10. What housing options will be made available to participants in the Workshop?
There are a number of housing options available. A limited number of rooms in the East-West Center residence halls on the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa campus can be reserved by workshop participants on a first-come, first-served basis. East-West Center studios in Lincoln Hall are conveniently located just steps from the workshop events. Room rates are $46 per night. Participants can also enjoy special UH rates at the Pagoda Hotel ($64/night) near the Ala Moana Shopping Center or at the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel on the Diamond Head end of Waikiki ($113/night). More information about housing options will be made available to workshop participants once they are accepted.

11. Are meals provided?
Workshop participants will be provided with continental breakfast refreshments each morning as well as afternoon snacks. Apart from that, participants are responsible for their own meals throughout the Institute. Extensive information regarding on-campus and off-campus dining options will be provided to participants upon their arrival.

12. Is transportation provided?
No transportation is provided. Information regarding various economical transportation options can be found in our Transportation section.

13. Is childcare provided at the Institute?
No childcare is provided. Also, there are some restrictions regarding children in the East-West Center residence halls. Please contact us at nflrc@hawaii.edu for more information. Information regarding summer programs for children can be provided upon request.

14. Where can I find out about disability access information?
For other special needs or requests, please contact nflrc@hawaii.edu