Crossroads of Language, Interaction, and Culture

The Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture Graduate Student Association (CLIC GSA) at UCLA is a student organization that promotes interdisciplinary work on the intersections of language, culture, and conversational activities.

This year’s members include graduate students from Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, East Asian Languages & Cultures, Education, and Sociology.

Every other year we host a conference in conjunction with the UC Santa Barbara Language, Interaction, and Social Organization (LISO) graduate student group (who hosts the conference on the alternate years).

We have also been known to run a speaker series and CLICshop gatherings, during which graduate students are able to discuss their research and receive feedback from both colleagues and faculty members.

The CLIC Journal was developed as an outlet for the proceedings of the annual CLIC-LISO GSA Conferences, which were previously published in the journal Issues in Applied Linguistics (IAL). Crossroads is now available as a free Open Access journal on eScholarship and for purchase in print through UC Press.

Current Issue

Volume 8, Issue 1, 2011


  • Gail Fox Adams, Laura Amador, Chi-hua Hsiao, Sarah Jean Johnson, Ni Eng Lim, Ekaterina Moore

“And the winner is…”: Hierarchies of language competence and fashion sense in Tanzanian beauty pageants

  • Sabrina Billings

Collaborative Unit Construction in Korean: Pivot Turns

  • Hee Ju

The Coordination of Talk and Typing in Police Interrogations

  • Tessa van Charldorp

A Pioneer in the Use of Video for the Study of Human Social Interaction: A Talk with Frederick Erickson

Sarah Jean Johnson & Laura Amador


  • Adams, Gail Fox


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Department of Applied Linguistics

P.O. BOX 951531, 3300 Rolfe Hall

Los Angeles , CA 90095-1531

Staff Members:

Gail Fox Adams (Chief Editor)

Ni Eng Lim (Production Editor)

Laura Amador

Chihua Hsiao