Michael Bamberg, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
(Communication & Culture)
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610
2001-present Full Professor, Clark University (USA)
1993-2001 Associate Professor, Clark University (USA)
1994-1995 Research Fellow, Massey University (New Zealand)
1986-1992 Assistant Professor, Clark University (USA)
1985-1986 Lecturer, Tongji University, Shanghai (P.R. of China)
1982-1985 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Free University of Berlin (Germany)
1981-1982 Research Associate, Max-Planck-Institute Nijmegen, (Netherlands)
1975-1978 Assistant Lecturer, University of York (England)
1975 University of Marburg (Germany), 1. Staatsexamen (equiv. MA): Germanistik, Politik- wissenschaft, Erziehungswissenschaft
1978 University of York (England), M.Phil, Linguistics
1985 University of CA, Berkley, Ph.D., Psychology
German, native language
English, near native
Dutch, working knowledge
Chinese, two years of instruction, working knowledge
Latin, 9 years high school instruction
Greek, 6 years high school instruction
Maori, starting knowledge (occasionally making use of Maori culture and language structure in ‘First-Year-Seminar’ courses with Language-Perspective-credit)
2001) Full Professor,
English (Affiliate Professor), and
Communication & Culture,
2010 (December) Invited Teaching Workshop at Universität Zürich, Switzerland, (Doktoranden-Kolloquium + Universitäts Lecture)
2010 (Oct 10-15) Inv. Teaching Workshop at TromsØ University, Norway (Narrative & Responsibility)
2010 (June+July) Inv. Teaching Workshop at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan (Microgenesis)
2010 (Jan 18-24) Inv. Narrative Workshop at the University of Hannover, Germany (Narrative Analysis)
Fall 2009 Visiting Research Professor, Excellence Center: Languages of Emotion, FU Berlin (course title: Coolness)
Spring 07, Summer 09 Invited Teaching Workshop at Griffiths University, Brisbane, Australia (workshop title: Narrative Methods)
Summer 2008 Inv. Teaching Workshop – Taiwan Summer Linguistic Institute (Narrative Development)
Summer 2006 Invited Teaching Workshop: DeXus – Discourse Nexus: International Summer School in Discourse Studies. Aalborg, Denmark (workshop title: Narrative, Memory, Identity)
2001-2002 Visiting Professor, John F Kennedy Institute, FU Berlin (course title: The Discursive Construction of Masculinity)
1997 (Apr-Aug) Visiting Professor at Universität Trier, Department. of Sociology; course title: "Selbstkonzepte als soziale Konstruktion" (‘Self-Concepts as Social Constructions’)
1995 (June-Aug) 6-week teaching appointment as Visiting Professor by the American Linguistic Society for the Summer Linguistic Institute at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
1994-1995 Visiting Professor, Massey University, Department of Psychology. (‘Narrative and Language’)
1986-1993 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Clark University. Courses: "Language, Emotions, Thought, and Culture", "Introduction to Cognition", "Child Development", Laboratory in "Language and Communication", "Language Development", "Narrative Discourse", Graduate Proseminar in "Developmental Psychology", "Theories of Language Development" (Graduate Seminar), "Narrative Discourse" (Graduate Seminar).
1985-1986 'DAAD-Lektor', Foreign Language Institute, Tongji University, Shanghai. Areas of instruction and supervision: Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Theory of L2 -Acquisition.
Department of Sociology, Free University of
1981 Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology, UC Berkeley (two quarters). Courses: "Child Language Acquisition", "Child Language-Lab Course".
Department of Language,
1972-1973 High School Teaching (Munich and Lehrte, Germany) (see publications on curriculum development: Bamberg & Walter 1973, 1974).
2007- Faculty in the “Communication and Culture” Major
2008-2009 University ‘Task Force on Undergraduate Education’
2007-2009 Undergraduate Academic Board (elected member)
2006-2009 Academic Advisor for Study Abroad Program (London Internship + Sterling
2005-2008 Steering Committee of Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
2000-2003 Steering Committee of Clark European Center in Luxembourg
1995-1998 Graduate Board (elected member)
1994-2003 Faculty in the "Communication & Culture" Major
1993-2001 Studies Abroad Committee (Clark University)
1992-1995 International Studies Committee (Clark University)
1991-1997 Communication Studies Committee (Clark University)
1986-2000 Institutional Review Board ("Human Ethics Committee") (Clark University)
1984-1985 Chairing "Sozialisation + Subjektivitaet", Institut für Soziologie, FU Berlin
Editor Narrative Inquiry (Journal)
Associate Editor Journal of Narrative and Life History (from 1990-97)
Book Series Editor Studies in Narrative (Publisher: John Benjamins)
Associate Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Editorial Board Discourse Processes
Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies
Handlung, Kultur, Interpretation. Zeitschrift für Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften
Psychology of Language and Communication
Publishers: Oxford University Press, Nebraska University Press, John Benjamin Publishers, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Cambridge University Press; Sage; Routledge
Organizations: Spencer Foundation (USA) (1994); The Wellcome Trust (GB) (1997); NYU Research Challenge Fund Program (USA) (1999); Fullbright Selection Committee (Trier, Germany) (1997), National Endowment for the Humanities (2001), American Council of Learned Societies (2002), Canadian Research Council (2008)
Conferences: AERA 1990, 1995, 1996; IASCL 1996, 1999; AAAL, 1999, 2000, 2001; SRCD, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005; International Conference on Social Construction and Relational Practices 1999; Text & Discourse 2001, 2004; International Cognitive Linguistics Society 2001; Jean Piaget Society 2003; 2004; 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; IPrA 2009
2001- American Psychological Association (APA)
2005- Association for Psychological Science (APS)
2002- Jean Piaget Society (JPS)
1991- Society for Text and Discourse (STD)
1990- International Pragmatics Association (IPrA)
2003- Society for Research on Identity Formation (SRIF)
2003- Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA)
2003- International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI)
1995- American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
2008-2009 International Communication Association (ICA)
2008-2009 Modern Language Association (MLA)
2003-2007 Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
2001-2005 Society for the Study of Human Development (SSHD)
1989-2001 International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD)
1987-2009 Massachusetts Interdisciplinary Discourse Analysis Seminar (MIDAS)
1986-2005 New England Child Language Association (NECLA)
1985-2001 Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
1984-1998 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS)
1981-2001 The International Association for the Study of Child Language
1979-1998 Cognitive Science Society
1979-1998 The Association for the Study of Play (TASP)
1979-2001 The Modern Language Association of America (MLA)
1971-1998 The Linguistic Association of Great Britain (LAGB)
Honors and Awards
2008/9 Conference Organizing Committee for IPrA in Melbourne, 2009
2008 Invited Teaching Appointment – Taiwan Summer Linguistic Institute (Taipei)
2007 DAAD Research Fellow: Study Visit in Germany (May 01 - August 15)
2006-2007 Advisor of the Year Award; Teacher of the Year Nominee
2006 Invited Address; APA-Convention New Orleans, Division 24 (Theory & Philosophy);
2006 Invited Teaching Appointment for the 2006 DeXus International Summer School on Discourse Studies, Aalborg, Denmark.
2001-2002 Invited Teaching Appointment at the John-F-Kennedy Institute, FU-Berlin, Germany
2001 Invited Teaching Appointment for the International Graduate School in Language and Communication, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark (June 2001)
2000 Invited Teaching Appointment for the 2000 Serrambi Summer School in Developmental Science, Recife, Brazil (November 2000)
1997 DAAD Research Fellowship for a Study Visit in Germany (May 15 - August 15)
1995 Invited Teaching Appointment for the 1995 Linguistic Institute at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (6-week teaching appointment)
1994-1995 Research Fellow at Massey University, New Zealand
1990-1992 National Academy of Education Spencer Fellowship
1981-1982 Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut für Psycholinguistik, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
1978-1980 DAAD Fellowship for graduate studies at UC Berkeley (German Academic Exchange Service)
Articles and Chapters
Bamberg, M (2011d). Narrative Practices and identity navigation. In J.A. Holstein & J.F. Gubrium (Eds.), Varieties of narrative analysis. London: Sage Publications.
Bamberg, M. (2011c). Narrative discourse. In C.A. Chapelle (General Ed.), The encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
Bamberg, M. (2011b). Who am I? Big or small — shallow or deep? Theory & Psychology.
Bamberg, M. (2010a). Narrative analysis. In H. Cooper (Editor-in-chief), APA handbook of research methods in psychology (3 volumes). Washington, DC: APA Press.
Bamberg, M. (2010). Blank check for biography? Openness and ingenuity in the management of the ‘Who-Am-I-Question’. In D. Schiffrin, A. DeFina, & A. Nylund (Eds.). Telling stories: Language, narrative, and social life (pp. 109-121). Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.
Bamberg, M. (2009). Identity and narration. In P. Huehn, J. Pier, W. Schmid & J Schoenert (Eds.), Handbook of narratology. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.
Bamberg, M. (2008). Sequencing events in time or sequencing events in story-telling? From cognition to discourse – With frogs paving the way. In J. Guo, S. Ervin-Tripp, & Nancy Budwig (Eds.), Festschrift for Dan Slobin (pp. 181-196). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Bamberg, M. (2008). Twice-told tales: Small story analysis and the process of identity formation. In T. Sugiman, K.J. Gergen, W. Wagner, & Y. Yamada (Eds.), Meaning in action (pp. 183-204). New York: Springer.
Bamberg, M. (2008). Selves and identities in the making: The study of microgenetic processes in interactive practices. In U Müller, J Carpendale, N. Budwig, & B. Sokol (Eds.), Social life and social knowledge (pp. 205-224). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Korobov, N. & Bamberg, M. (2008). “Strip poker! They don’t show nothing!” Positioning identities in adolescent male talk about a television game show. In M. Bamberg, A DeFina, & D. Schiffrin (Eds.), Selves and identities in narrative and discourse (pp.253-271). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Bamberg, M. (2007). Introductory remarks. In M Bamberg (Ed.), Narrative—State of the art (pp. 1-5). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Bamberg, M. (2007). Stories: big or small—Why do we care? In M Bamberg (Ed.), Narrative—State of the art (pp. 165-174). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Bamberg, M. (2006). Special Issue of Narrative Inquiry, vol. 16(1).
Bamberg, M. (2006). Biographic-narrative research, quo vadis? A critical review of ‘big stories’ from the perspective of ‘small stories.’ In K. Milnes, C. Horrocks, N. Kelly, B. Roberts, and D. Robinson (Eds.), Narrative, memory, and knowledge: Representations, aesthetics, and contexts (pp. 63-79). Huddersfield, UK: University of Huddersfield Press.
Bamberg, M. (2005). Review of Frosh/Phoenix/Pattman (Young Masculinities) and Way/Chu (Adolescent Boys). Journal of Adolescent Research, 20(5), 604-608.
Bamberg, M. (2005). Encyclopedia entries on ‘Agency,’ ‘Master Narratives,’ and ‘Positioning.’ In D. Herman, M. Jahn, & M. L. Ryan (Eds.), The Routledge encyclopedia of narrative theory. New York: Routledge.
Bamberg, M. (2005). Motivating psychology students to engage in inquiry. Review of Neil J. Salkind “An Introduction to Theories of Development.” PsychCRITIQUES – Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books.
Moissinac, L. & Bamberg, M. (2005). “It’s weird, I was so mad”: Developing discursive identity defenses in conversational “small” stories of adolescent boys. Texas Speech Communication Journal, 29(2), 142-156.
Bamberg, M. (2004). Narrative discourse and identities. In J. C. Meister, T. Kindt, W. Schernus, & M. Stein (Eds.), Narratology beyond literary criticism (pp. 213-237). Berlin & New York: Walter de Gruyter.
Bamberg, M. (2004). Considering counter narratives. In M. Bamberg & M. Andrews (Eds.), Considering counter narratives: Narrating, resisting, making sense (pp. 351-371). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Bamberg, M. (2004). “We are young, responsible, and male”: Form and function of ‘slut-bashing’ in the identity constructions in 15-year-old males. Human Development, 47, 331-353. (Responses by Avril Thorne and Rogers Hall)
Bamberg, M. (2004). Talk, small stories, and adolescent identities. Human Development, 47, 366-369.
Korobov, N., & Bamberg, M. (2004). Positioning a ‘mature’ self in interactive practices: How adolescent males negotiate ‘physical attraction’ in group talk. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 22, 471-492.
Korobov, N., & Bamberg, M. (2004). Development as micro-genetic positioning. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 22, 521-530.
Bamberg, M. (2003). Review of Crispin Sartwell’s “End of Story.” Narrative Inquiry, 13(2), 473-481.
Bamberg, M. (2003). “Positioning with Davie Hogan – Stories, tellings, and identities. In C. Daiute & C. Lightfoot (Eds.), Narrative analysis: Studying the development of individuals in society. London: Sage.
Bamberg, M. (2003). Foreword to ‘Qualitative Research in Psychology,’ edited by P. Camic, J. Rhodes, & L. Yardley. Washington, DC: American Psychology Association.
Bamberg, M. & Moissinac, L. (2003). Discourse development. In A. Graesser & M.A. Gernsbacher (Eds.), Handbook for discourse processes (pp. 395-437). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Bamberg, M. (2002). Literacy and development as discourse, cognition or as both? Journal of Child Language, 29, 449-453.
Bamberg, M. (2001). Why young American English-speaking children confuse anger and sadness: A study of grammar in practice. In K. Nelson, A. Aksu-Koc, & C. Johnson (Eds.), Children’s language, Vol. 10: Language in use, narratives and interaction (pp. 55-72). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Bamberg, M. (2000). Critical personalism, language, and development. Theory & Psychology, 10, 749-767.
Bamberg, M. (2000). Language and communication – What develops? Determining the role of language practices for a theory of development. In N. Budwig, I. Uzgiris, & J. Wertsch (Eds.), Communication: Arena of development (pp. 55-77). Norwood, NJ: Ablex.
Bamberg, M. (1999). Talk and what talk is about: The development of form and content in discourse practices. Human Development, 42, 247-252.
Bamberg, M. (1999). Identität in erzählung und im erzählen. Versuch einer bestimmung der besonderheit des narrativen diskurses für die sprachliche verfassung von identität. Journal für Psychologie, 7, 43-55
Bamberg, M. (1999). Is there anything behind discourse? Narrative and the local accomplishment of identities. In W. Maiers, B. Bayer, B. Duarte Esgalhado, R. Jorna, & E. Schraube (Eds.) Challenges to theoretical psychology. Selected/edited proceedings of the seventh biennial conference of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology, Berlin, 1997 (pp. 220-227). North York: Captus University Publications.
Budwig, N., Valsiner, J., & Bamberg, M. (1998). Situating Rogoff: The interdisciplinary study of human development. Clark Working Papers on Developmental Psychology, 1, 2-15.
Bamberg, M. (1998). Narrative, play, and development. Human Development, 41, 196-199.
Bamberg, M. (1997). Language, concepts and emotions. The role of language in the construction of emotions. Language Sciences, 19, 309-340.
Bamberg, M. (1997). Positioning between structure and performance. Journal of Narrative and Life History, 7, 335-342.
Bamberg, M. (1997). Culture, words, and understanding. Culture and Psychology, 3(2), 183-194.
Bamberg, M. (1997). Emotion talk(s). The role of perspective in the construction of emotions. In S. Niemeier & R. Dirven (Eds.), The language of emotions (pp. 209-225). Amsterdam: John Benjamin.
Bamberg, M. (1997). Introduction to the volume. In M. Bamberg (Ed.), Narrative development - Six approaches (pp. i-xiv). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum
Bamberg, M. (1997). A constructivist approach to narrative development. In M. Bamberg (Ed.), Narrative development - Six approaches (pp. 89-132). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Bamberg, M. (1996).
Language, concepts, and emotions. The role of language in the construction of
emotions. Visiting Scholar Series No. 6, Department of Psychology,
Talbot, J., Bibace, R., Bokhur, B., & Bamberg, M. (1996). Affirmation and resistance of dominant discourses: The rhetorical construction of pregnancy. Journal of Narrative and Life History, 6, 225-251
Bamberg, M. (1994). Time, space, and agency in German narratives. The development of linguistic forms. In R. Berman & D. I. Slobin (Eds.), Different ways of relating events in narrative: A crosslinguistic study (pp. 189-238). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Bamberg, M. (1994). Actions, events, scenes, plots, and the drama. Language and the constitution of part-whole relationships. Language Sciences, 16, 39-80.
Bamberg, M. (1992). Binding and unfolding. Establishing viewpoint in oral and written discourse. In M. Kohrt & A. Wrobel (Eds.), Schreibprozesse--Schreibprodukte: Festschrift für Gisbert Keseling. Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlag.
Bamberg, M., &. Budwig, N. (1992). Therapeutic misconceptions. When the voices of caring and research are misconstrued as the voice of curing. Ethics and Behavior, 2, 165-184.
Bamberg, M. (1991). Voices of curing and caring: The role of vagueness and ambiguity in informed consent discussions. Family Systems Medicine, 9, 329-342.
Bamberg, M. (1991). Conceptualization via narrative. Journal of Narrative and Life History, 7, 155-167.
Bamberg, M. (1991). Narrative as perspective taking: The role of emotionals, negations, and voice in the construction of the story realm. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 5, 275-290.
Bamberg, M., Budwig, N., & B. Kaplan. (1991). A developmental approach to language acquisition: Two case studies. First Language, 11(1), 121-141.
Bamberg, M., & Damrad-Frye, R. (1991). On the ability to provide evaluative comments: Further explorations of children's narrative competencies. Journal of Child Language, 18, 689-710.
Bamberg, M. (1990). The German Perfekt: Form and function of tense alternations. Studies in Language, 14(2), 253-290.
Hoffman, R.R., Bringmann,W., Bamberg, M., & Klein, R. (1987). Some historical observations on Ebbinghaus. In D. Gorfein & R. Hoffman (Eds.), Memory and learning: The Ebbinghaus Centennial Conference. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Bamberg, M. (1986). A functional approach to the acquisition of anaphoric relationships. Linguistics, 24, 227-284.
Budwig, N., Strage, A., & Bamberg, M. (1986). The construction of joint activities with an agemate: The transition from caregiver-child to peer interaction. In J. Cook-Gumperz, W. Corsaro, & J. Streeck (Eds.), Children's worlds and children's language. Berlin: Mouton.
Bamberg, M. (1985). Meppen/Illinois - Ein Stück 'Oral History'. Meppener Tagespost; July 24, 1985.
Bamberg, M. (1985), Zum problem der reorganisierung des sprachlichen regelsystems im kindlichen spracherwerb: Die zeitbombenhypothese. In W. Kürschner & R. Vogt (Eds.), Sprachtheorie, Pragmatik, Interdisziplinäres. Akten des 19. Linguistischen Kolloquiums, Vechta, Band II. Tübingen: Niemeyer.
Bamberg M., & Lindenberger, U. (1984), Zur metaphorik des sprechens. Mit der metapher zu einer alltagstheorie der sprache. Sprache und Literatur, 53, l8-33.
Bamberg, M. (1983). Metaphors as 'framing devices': Relating linguistic and cognitive processes in 3-year olds. In R. Jongen, S. de Knop, P.H. Nelde, & M. P. Quix (Eds.), Mehrsprachiqkeit und Gesellschaft. Akten des 17. Linguistischen Kolloquiums, Brüssel, Band II. Tübingen: Niemeyer.
Budwig, N., Bamberg, M., & Strage, A. (1983). A case for literal metaphor in child language. In C. L. Thew & C. E. Johnson (Eds.), Proceedings of the Second International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Vol. II. Washington, DC: University Press of America.
Budwig, N., Strage, A., & Bamberg, M. (1983). "Mommy let me play with my friend!": The mechanics and products of peer play. In F.E. Manning (Ed.), The world of play. West Point, NY: Leisure Press.
Bamberg, M. (1982). Metapher, Sprache, Intersubjektivität. Muttersprache, 92, 49-62.
Bamberg, M. (1982). Metaphor and play interaction in young children. In F. E. Manning (Ed.), The world of play. West Point, NY: Leisure Press.
Bamberg, M. (1980). A fresh look at the relationship between pragmatic and semantic knowledge; Exemplified with some data from the acquisition of first words. Archives of Psychology, 133, 23-43.
Bamberg. M. (1979). The notions of space, time, and overextension in child language acquisition; A theoretical outline. Linguistische Berichte, 59, 27-50.
Bamberg, M. (1977). Raumdifferenzierung-Deixis-Objektrepräsentanz. Linguistik, 08, 12, 27-34.
Bamberg, M. (1974). Generativismus-Logischer Empirismus-Strukturalismus. Versuch einer wissenschafts-theoretischen Einordnung und Kritik der generativen Poetik. Linguistica Biblica, 33, 34-63.
Bamberg, M. (in preparation).
Betty told her story—twice: A narrative analysis.
Bamberg, M. (Ed.). (2007). Narrative—State of the art. Amsterdam: Benjamins
DeFina, A., Schiffrin, D., & Bamberg, M. (Eds.). (2006). Discourse and identity. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Bamberg, M. (Ed.). (2006). Special issue of Narrative Inquiry, 16(1).
Bamberg, M. (Ed.). (2000). Narrative identity. Special issue of Narrative Inquiry, 10(2).
Bamberg, M. (Ed.). (1997). Narrative development--Six approaches. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum [Including a general Introduction to the Volume and six individual introductions for the chapters]. (Reviewed in Journal of Child Language, 2000, 27, 453-459).
Bamberg, M. (Ed.). (1997). Oral versions of personal experience: Three decades of narrative analysis. Special Volume of the Journal of Narrative and Life History, 7: 1-4. (Also (published as book)
Berman, R. & Slobin, D.I. (Eds.). (1994). In collaboration with Ayhan Aksu, Michael Bamberg, Virginia Marchman, Tanya Renner, Eugenia Sebastiano, and Christiane von Stutterheim. Different ways of relating events in narrative: A crosslinguistic study. Hillsdale, NJ.: Erlbaum Associates.
Bamberg, M. (1987). The acquisition of narratives: Learning to use language. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. (Reviewed in: Language, 1991, 67, 150-155; Journal of Child Language,1992, 19, 481-487 1992, Lingua,1989, 38, 402; L'Homme, 1990, 116; Bulletin de la Societe de Linguistique1989).
Conference and Meeting Organizations (1990-2003)
July 13-18, 2003 8th International Pragmatics Conference in Toronto, Canada – Panel on Positioning
June 5-7, 2003 33rd Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society – Symposium on Discourse and Gender Development
March 22-25, 2003 AAAL-Meetings in Arlington, VA – Panel on Positioning (Sat morning 9:00-12:30)
July, 2000 "Identity, Talk, and Interaction: The Construction of Maleness across Four Cultures - Methodological and Theoretical Issues.” Symposium at the 3rd Conference for Sociocultural Research, Campinas, Brazil
July, 2000 Special Forum on Journals, Publication – Publica es, Revistas at the 3rd Conference for Sociocultural Research, Campinas, Brazil (coordinator of the forum with other journal editors from the US, Europe, and Latin America).
July, 2000 "Identity, Talk and Interaction: The Construction of Gender in Different Cultures and Different Discourses - Methodological and Theoretical Issues." Panel at the 7th International Pragmatics Association, Budapest, Hungary
March, 2000 "From Talk to Identity: How to Interpret Discourse Data for Identity Claims." Hiatt Conference held at Clark University. Conference preparing project "Transitions from Innocence to Responsibility"
September, 1999 Theme Session on "The Self": Deconstruction/Reconstruction." Held at the Social Construction and Relational Practices Conference at the University of New Hampshire.
July, 1999 Luxembourg Conference: "From Talk to Identity: How to Interpret Discourse Data for Identity Claims." Luxembourg, Centre Universitaire. Conference preparing project "Transitions from Innocence to Responsibility"
April, 1997 Conversation Hour: "Cultural Psychology and Discursive Psychology: A Challenge to Developmental Psychology," at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Washington, DC [together with Jaan Valsiner].
April, 1997 Symposium on: "Different Theoretical Perspectives on Language Development," at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Washington, DC [together with Nancy Budwig].
Symposium on "Emotion and Involvement in Child Language / Discourse," at
the VIIth International Congress for the Study of Child Language,
Symposium on "Emotion and Involvement in Text, Discourse, and
Conversation," at the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and
March, 1993 Fifth New England Symposium on Narrative Studies in the Social Sciences, Clark University, Worcester, MA.
July, 1991 Symposium on Narrative Development: Theories and Methodologies, at the Eleventh Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Minneapolis, MN.
December, 1990 Second New England Symposium on Narrative Studies in the Social Sciences, Clark University, Worcester, MA.
Reviews and Reports
Bamberg, M. (2007). Letters to the editor: Comments on Killen & Smetana. Human Development.
Bamberg, M. (2005). Motivating psychology students to engage in inquiry. Review of Neil J. Salkind “An Introduction to Theories of Development.” PsychCRITIQUES--Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books
Commentary on J. Barresi & C. Moore (1996). “Intentional relations and social understanding”: Language and its role in understanding intentional relations: Research tool or mechanisms of development? In Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 19, 125-126. [with Nancy Budwig]
Review of: Shelby A. Wolf & Shirley B. Heath (1995). "The Braid of Literature: Children's Worlds of Literature.” In Language in Society, 14, 598-601.
Response to Jim Gee's review of R. Berman & D. I. Slobin's (1994)."Different ways of relating events in narrative: A crosslinguistic study": ‘Why narrativizing a wordless picture book is not artificial’; in Teaching English as a Second Language--Electronic Journal, 1(2), 5-6.
Response to A. Getzinger (1993). "Informed consent and systems consultation: A description of the process and a prescription for change": 'Informed Consent' versus solving communication problems. Family Systems Medicine, 11, 253-254.
Review of: Reinhard Fiehler (1993). "Kommunikation und Emotion"; in Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft, 12, 267-272.
Commentary on David Lubinski & Travis Thompson (1993)."Species and individual differences in communication based on private states": Communication and internal states: What is their relationship? In Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 16, 643-644.
Review of: Catherine Sullivan Norton (1990). "Life metaphors: Stories of ordinary survival.” In Metaphor and Symbolic Activity, 5(3), 195-198.
Review of: Hans Hörmann (1983). "To mean--to understand. Problems in psychological semantics.” In Studies in Language, 7 (3), 431-438.
Review of: Jan M.G. Aarts & Joseph P. Calbert (1983). "Metaphor and non-metaphor.” In Linguistische Berichte, 86, 68-71.
Review of: George Lakoff & Mark Johnson (1983). "Metaphors we live by.” In Zeitschrift für Sprachwissen-schaft, 2(1), 144-148.
Report of the Symposion (1982). "Connectedness in Sentence, text, and Discourse.” In Zeitschrift fürSemiotik, 4(3), 301.
December 01-02, 2010 Inv. Teaching Workshop at Universität Zürich, Switzerland, (Doktoranden-Kolloquium + Universitäts Lecture)
October 11-15) Inv. Teaching Workshop at TromsØ University, Norway (Narrative & Responsibility)
September, 29, 2010 English Department Colloquium, Clark University (Confession-Apologies: Regaining Reputation)
August, 04-06, 2010 Sektionsleitung on Positionierung & Argumentation im Erzahlen, Internationale Vereinigung der Germanisten, Warsaw, Poland (Positionierung eines ‘reinen’ Selbst: John Edwards und seine Biographie)
July 19, 2010 Workshop at International Pragmatics Conference, Kobe University, Japan (Introduction to Narrative Analysis)
July 11, 2010 Workshop at Ritsumeikan University (Microgenetic Methodology + Analysis)
June 27, 2010 Lecture at International Symposium on Narrative Research + Qualitative Methods, Tokyo University (Selves and Identity in the Making) (+ Roundtable Discussant)
June 14, 2010 Doktorandenkolloquium (Narrative Workshop), Universität Freiburg
June 10-11, 2010 International Conference at Frankfurt Goethe Universität on Memory & Narrative (Positioning Situated Identities)
June 01-July 30, 2010 Invited 2-month-long workshop at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan
March, 10-13, 2010 Discussion Note at SRA, Philadelphia (Narrative Ways of Making Sense)
February, 21-22, 2010 Presentation at Napoli University, Italy (Narratione e Se, What is Narrative Analysis)
January 29, 2010 Presentation at Excellence Cluster FU Berlin (Narrative & Emotion)
January 18-24, 2010 Narrative Workshop at the University of Hannover, Germany (Narrative Analysis)
November 26-28, 2009 Presentation at Humboldt Univ. - Conference on Rethinking Narrative Identity
October 5, 2009 Clark-Centennial Conference organization (Knowledge, Practice & Experience)
July 20-24, 2009
Week-long workshop on ‘Narrative Methods’ @ Griffiths Uni,
July 24, 2009 Colloquium @ Narrative-Network-Australia, Melbourne, Australia
July 20-23, 2009 IPrA: Symposium organization + 2 papers at IPrA, Melbourne, Australia
July 11, 2009 Colloquium @ Psychology Department, Korea University in Seoul
June 4-6, 2009 JPS: Symposium organization + Paper @ the Jean Piaget Society (Park City, Utah)
July 27-29, 2008 Clark/APA High School Teaching Workshop
July 6-12, 2008 Taipei: Series of Invited Guest Lectures + Workshop
June 6-8, 2008 JPS: Paper @ the Jean Piaget Society (Quebec City, Canada)
May 24, 2008 ICA in Montreal: Paper presentation
May 22, 2008 APS in Chicago: Poster presentation
April 17-19, 2008 Organization of 2nd 2009 CCC-Planning Conference at Clark
March 13-16, 2008 Georgetown Roundtable: Workshop, Paper, and Discussant
July 13-16, 2007 Organization of 1st 2009 CCC-Planning conference in Luxembourg
July 9-11, 2007 Clark/APA High School Teaching Workshop
May, June, July, 2007 DAAD Research Fellow in Germany (five colloquia and workshops in Freiburg, others in Berlin, Mannheim, Kassel and London, UK)
May 31-June2, 2007 JPS Paper presentation (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
April 21-24, 2007 AAAL: Paper presentation (Costa Mesa, CA)
February 27-March 14, 2007 Two Narrative Workshops and several Colloquia in Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia
August 13-Aug 20, 2006 Teaching appointment at the International Discourse Studies Summer School (Aalborg, Denmark)
August 10-12, 2006 APA, New Orleans: Invited Address (Division 24):
July 9-13, 2006 APA/Clark University High School Teaching Workshop
June 1-4, 2006 JPS: Paper presentation (Baltimore, MD)
May 25-28, 2006 Workshop & Invited Speech (Athens, Greece)
May, 2006 APS: APS-poster (New York City)
April 28-May 7, 2006 Workshop, colloquium, & invited speech: Berlin, Germany: April 29-30; Munich: May 2; Osnabrück, May 4
December 27-30, 2005 MLA Convention: Organization of Narrative Symposium – with David Herman, Barbara Johnstone, & Rita Charon; Washington, D.C.
September 20-24, 2005 1st Congress of the International Society for Cultural and Activity Research (ISCAR): Organization of Narrative Symposium – with Jim Wertsch, Katherine Nelson, Wolfram Fischer, & Martina Goblirsch; Seville, Spain
August 18-21, 2005 APA Convention: Organization of Narrative Symposium – with Ken Gergen, Ruthellen Josselson, Dan McAdams, Donald Polkinghorn & Ted Sarbin; Washington, D.C.
July 25-29, 2005 9th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA): Organization of Narrative Symposium – with Alexandra Georgakopoulou, Anna DeFina, Janet Spreckels, Molly Andrews, Liliana Cabral, & Branca Ribeira, July10-15, 2005; Riva del Garda, Italy
July 5, 2005 Presentation at 10th International Congress for the Study of Child Language (IASCL), Berlin, Germany
June 2-4, 2005
Social Life and Social Knowledge,
Jean Piaget Society (JPS),
April 9, 2005 Narrative & Memory Research Group, Annual Conference, Huddersfield, UK
March 18-20, 2005 Narrative & Biography: Workshop in Research Methods <conducted by Dr. Wolfram Fischer & Martina Goblirsch>, Clark University
February 18-20, 2005 The Language and Identity Tapestry: Linguistic re/presentation of identities in social interaction (GLS) <Narrative Symposium with Debby Schiffrin, Anna DeFina, Alexandra Georgakopoulou, Elliot Mischler, Mike Baynham, Brian Schiff, Stanton Wortham, & Susan Bell>, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
October 4, 2004 Presentation at Quasthoff Symposium in Dortmund, Germany
September 30, 2004 Open lecture, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo
September 24-26, 2004 Presentation at Peace as a Global Language Conference, Kyoto, Japan
August 2-5, 2004 3-day workshop at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Xian, China
August 1-3, 2004 Presentation with Luke Moissinac at Text & Discourse, Chicago
July 9, 2004 Kolloquium @ Universitaet, Freiburg, Germany
July 8, 2004 Kolloquium @ Universitaet, Landau, Germany
July 4-7, 2004 Self-Concept, Motivation and Identity, Berlin, Germany
June 4-6, 2004 IGALA at Cornell, Ithaca, NY
May 20-23, 2004 Narrative Matters Roundtables, New Brunswick, Canada
May 19, 2004 Narrative Workshop – Pre-Conference Workshop, New Brunswick, Canada
April 22-25, 2004 International Narrative Conference, Burlington, VT
April 16-18, 2004 The Founding Conference of the Clark/Holy Cross Consortium on Narrative – Inaugural Lecture by Jerry Bruner (The Reality of Fiction: Thoughts on Teaching Literature), Worcester, MA
April 3, 2004 Narrative @ Memory Research Conference, Huddersfield, UK
March 25-26, 2004 Ms Foundation for Women’s Symposium on Gender: Supporting Boys’ Resilience, New York
March 11-14, 2004 SRA Meeting, Baltimore
March, 11, 2004 SRIF Meeting, Baltimore
January 29-February 1, 2004 Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX
January 29, 2004 International Society for Self and Identity, Austin, TX
December 13-14, 2003 Narrative Workshop, Swarthmore
November 20-22, 2003 2nd International Colloquium “Narratology beyond Literary Criticism” – presentation: “Narratives, Identities, and the Interactional Construction of Context”
November 6, 2003 Colloquium at Connecticut College
September 26, 2003 Colloquium at Lehigh University
July 19-20, 2003
Perception and Realization in Language and Gender Research – an
July 13-18, 2003 8th International Pragmatics Conference in Toronto, Canada – Panel on Positioning
June 5-7, 2003 33rd Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society – Symposium on Discourse and Gender Development
April 4, 2003 UMass, Amherst (1-day workshop on Social Positions and Structures in Interaction) – presentation: “Narrative, Discourse – Positioning”
March 22-25, 2003 AAAL-Meetings, Arlington, VA – Panel on Positioning (Sat morning 9:00-12:30)
March 12, 2003 UMass Amherst, Center for the Study of Communication – Colloquium presentation
March 5, 2003 Kings College, London (UK) “Discourse, identity, and the use of narratives in the constructions of self”
March 3, 2003 Trinity College Dublin (IRE) Colloquium-Workshop on Narrative
Dec 18, 2002 13th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA) Symposium on Discourse and Masculinities in Adolescence (symposium organizer) presentation: "Differences and contradictions in male positions: How 10-year-old boys position themselves vis-à-vis girls and women," SingaporeMay 14th Stockholm University (Sweden) – Gender and Discourse Group Colloquium-- “The analysis of gendered identity in discourse and in narratives”
October 16-18, 2002 Two Narrative Workshops in Tokyo, Japan, at Meiji Gakuin University (Oct. 16th) and Japan Women’s University (Oct. 18)
June 28, 2002 Potsdamer Gender Studien ---- "Die Herstellung von Männlichkeit in konversationellen Erzählungen bei 10-jährigen Jungen," Potsdam (Germany)
June 18, 2002 International Society for Cultural Research and Activity Theory -ISCRAT "'You're right, we can't trust girls!' -- Stories of competition and solidarity in conversations among 10-year-old males on the topic of gender," Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
June 11, 2002 Kolloquium Fachbereich Deutsch ---- 16:00-18:00h "Wie 10-Jaehrige sich zu Männern machen: Zur Funktion von Erzählungen in der Identitätsherstellung bei Jugendlichen," Dortmund (Germany)
May 19, 2002 International Conference on Conversation Analysis (ICCA 02) Panel 7: Narratives in Interaction ---- "Narrative: A privileged discourse mode for identity construction? -- Sequencing narratives in the interaction of 10-year-old boy," Copenhagen (Denmark)
May 16, 2002
Department of Psychology Colloquium ---- "'You're
right, it's nuts, you can't trust girls' -- The role of NARRATING in the
identity claims of 10-year-old boys,"
May 15, 2002 Department of Psychology ---- Workshop with graduate students, Linköping University (Sweden)
April 30, 2002 Psychologisches Kolloquium ---- "Diskursanalyse und Gender: ‘Warum man Frauen nicht trauen kann,’“ Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany)
April 23, 2002 Institut für Soziologie (Lebenslaufsoziologisches Kolloquium) ---- "Männlichkeitskonstruktionen bei Jugendlichen - Zur Rolle von konversationellen Erzählungen in Identitätskonstruktionen," Freie Universität Berlin
Mar 19, 2002 Narrative Workshop III - The Centre for Narrative Research in the Social Sciences ---"Working with narratives from adolescent boys: The method of using narrative-in-talk for the analysis of identity claims," Kings College Cambridge (UK)
Feb 20, 2002 "Conversational storytelling among young boys on the topic of 'girls,'" Neue Gesellschaft für Psychologie Kongress (Berlin, Germany)
Jan 29, 2002 Psychologisches Colloquium ---- Diskurs und Gender in 10-15-jaehrigen Maennern, Universität Oldenburg (Germany)
Dec 18, 2001 Colloquium at the Linguistics Department, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Dec 4, 2001 Technical University Berlin (Germany) -- Psychologisches Kolloquium --- "Zum Erwerb männlicher Identität bei Jugendlichen. -- Zwischen Diskurs- und Erzählanalyse"
Nov 24, 2001 International Conference Center (Pan Asian Conference) --- "Masculine Identity Inside and Outside the Classroom" - Contribution to the Forum: 'Inquiring into Gender Identity and Education,' Kitakyushi (Japan)
Nov 21, 2001 Department of Educational Psychology --- "Working with Narratives from Adolescent Boys: The Method of Using Talk-Data for Identity-Claims," Kyoto University (Japan)
Nov 21, 2001 Department of Educational Psychology --- "Developmental Psychology and Qualitative Methods: How to Do Developmental Research in the New Century," Kyoto University (Japan)
Nov 18, 2001
New School --- Identity Issues and
New Forms of Construing Instruction,
Nov 16, 2001 Department of Psychology --- "The Discursive Construction of Identity -- New Approaches to Research in Identity Development," Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan)
Nov 16, 2001 Kokka Gakuen University, Sapporo (Japan) -- Department of Psychology -"Narrative Approaches to Psychology -- Their Merits and Their Limitations"
Nov 15, 2001 Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan) -- Department of Psychology --- "Identity and Male Adolescence: Recent Trends in Youth Development"
Nov 12, 2001 Clark University (US) -- Psychology Colloquium (Department of Psychology) --- "The role of narratives in identities: Theoretical & methodological considerations"
Nov 2, 2001 Germanistisches Forschungskolloquium --- "'Sluts, Girls, und wir' - Identitätskonstruktionen von 15-jaehrigen Jungen im Gruppengespräch," Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
Oct 24, 2001 Kolloquium zur linguistischen Kommunikationsforschung --- "Konversationelle Eryählungen zum Thema 'Girls' - Warum man den Mädchen nicht trauen darf," Universität Potsdam (Germany)
Sept 28, 2001 32nd Jahrestagung der GAL (Gesellschaft für Angewandte Sprachwissenschaft) ---“Discourse, positioning, and the (re-)presentation of self,” Passau (Germany)
June 18-29, 2001
Keynote speaker and teaching appointment at the
May 17-19, 2001
PUC --- Keynote speaker and Discussant at the
International Identity Conference,
May 16, 2001 PUC --- (all day) Workshop presentation on “Analyzing narrative and discourse,” Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
February 24-27, 2001 American Association for Applied Linguistics, St. Louis
November 14-20, 2000 Teaching appointment at Serrambi Summer School in Developmental Science, Recife, Brazil
October 10-14, 2000 National Academy of Education Meeting in New York
July 16-20, 2000 Presentations at the III Conference for Sociocultural Studies in Campinas, Brazil ("Positioning Analysis in Written and Oral Self Presentations of Young Adolescents") ("Narrating Self and Narrative Identity") (Discussant in Session on Gender Construction in Cross-Cultural Contexts) (Roundtable Session of Journal Editors)
July 9-14, 2000 Presentations at the International Pragmatics Association Conference in Budapest, Hungary ("How Is Narrative Order Achieved?") ("Positioning vis-à-vis Self and Others")
May 18, 2000 Colloquium at Brown University, Providence, RI
April 6-9, 2000 Presentation at the International Narrative Conference in Atlanta, GA ("Narrative – A Privileged Discourse Mode for Identity Research?")
March 11-14, 2000 Presentation at the American Association for Applied Linguistics in Vancouver, Canada ("Positions toward Self and Other in the Construction of Male Identities")
March 2-4, 2000 Conference at Clark University on Discourse Methodologies for Identity Research
February 14, 2000 Colloquium at the Federal University Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
January 27, 2000 Colloquium at the University of Alberta, Canada
December, 1999 "Cohesion, Coherence, and Identity. From talk to assumptions about who we are." Invited guest lecturer at the School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
November, 1999 Discussion Note on panel "Narrative and Institutional Discourse" at AAA Conference, Chicago
September, 1999 Session Organizer "The Self: Construction/Deconstruction"; International Conference on Social Construction and Relational Practices," University of New Hampshire
July, 1999 "Identities through talk: From discourse data to positioning." Paper presented at the Luxembourg Conference "From Talk to Identity: How to Interpret Discourse Data for Identity Claims."
July, 1999 Session organizer at the VIIIth International Congress for the Study of Child Language, San Sebastian, Spain
Several guest lectures and workshops at universities in
April, 1999 "Narrative and the ability to transform master narratives and dominant discourses". Paper presented in the symposium on "Critical reflections on narrative and development." Biennial Meeting of SRCD, Albuquerque, NM
March, 1999 Invited Keynote speaker at the "Kobe Symposium on Narrative Discourse," Kobe, Japan
March, 1999 Two guest lectures at the College of Arts and Science in Hyogo, Japan Invited panel speaker at International Symposium on "Discourse and Identity" at the Women’s University, Tokyo, March 1999
March, 1999 Discussion note to the panel on "Narration and institutional identity". AAAL Annual Meetings, New York
July, 1998 Discussion note to the panel on "Language socialization: Ideologies and emotion." 6thInternational Pragmatics Conference, Reims, France
June, 1998 "The narrator and narrational mediation between story and discourse: Agency, perspective, and the creation of characters." 28th Annual Symposium of the Jean Piaget Society, Chicago, IL
May, 1998 "Identity as narration." Fourth Congress of the International Society for Cultural Research and Activity Theory (ISCRAT), Aarhus, Denmark
October, 1997 "Emotion talk and the construction of the person - Language and the sense of self." Symposium on Critical Personalism, Department of Psychology, Georgetown University
Several lectures and workshops at German academic institutions:
May, 1997 "Is there anything behind Discourse?" Berlin Meetings of the International Society for Theory of Psychology, Berlin, Germany
April, 1997 "Functionalist approaches to Child Language". Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Washington, DC (co-authored with Nancy Budwig, Clark University)
September, 1996 "Why American English-speaking children confuse anger and sadness," Invited Colloquium at Yale University, Department of Psychology
August, 1996 "Constructing events with multiple characters: A functionalist approach." XIVth Biennial Meetings of the ISSBD, Montreal, Canada
July, 1996 "The impact of discourse purpose on emotion experiences: Why 5-year old children conflate sadness and anger in personal narratives." VIIth International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Istanbul, Turkey
July, 1996 "The discourse cohesive function of passives: A crosslinguistic comparison: English, German, Maori." VIIth International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Istanbul, Turkey
April, 1996 "Discourse and emotion in development," Conference presentation at Clark University: 'Development and the organism,' Worcester, MA
March, 1996 "The role of perspective and agency in narrative constructions of emotions," Annual Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Chicago, IL
November, 1995 "Perspective and agency in the construal of narrative events," 20th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA "The role of language in the analysis of emotions," Fifth Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse, Albuquerque, NM July 1995
April, 1995 "Perspective and agency in the construal of 'narrative events,'" New Zealand Linguistics Annual Meeting, Wellington, NZ
August, 1994-June, 1995
Several lectures and workshops in
July, 1994 "The linguistic differentiation of 'anger' and 'sadness' in child discourse," Fourth Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse, Washington, DC
March, 1993 "What constitutes 'good' data for the study of language development?" - Talk about things with no name: "double emotions," Fifth Biennial Symposium of the Department of Linguistics and Semiotics at Rice University on: Descriptive and Theoretical Modes in the Alternative Linguistics. Houston, TX
February, 1993 "The discursive construction of emotions," Conversation at the Eastern Education Research Association, Clearwater, FL
October, 1992 "Involvement and detachment: Children's perspectives on emotional conflicts," National Academy of Education Spencer Fellows Forum, Cambridge, MA
October, 1991 "Narratives in discourse and development", Crossing Boundaries: Formal and Functional Determinants of Language Acquisition, University of Tübingen, Germany
September, 1991 "Informed consent in medical and psychiatric research", Presentation to the ‘Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities,’ University of Tübingen, Germany
August, 1991 "Narrative and episodic structure," First Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse, Chicago, IL
July, 1991 "How linguistic forms cue meaning: A linguistic approach to the development of narrative," Symposium on narrative development: theories and methodologies, Eleventh Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Minneapolis, MN
July, 1991 "How linguistic forms cue meaning: A linguistic approach to the development of narrative," Symposium on narrative development: theories and methodologies, Eleventh Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Minneapolis, MN
June, 1991 "Towards a theory of development in language acquisition research," Keynote Address to the Symposion Deutsch-Didaktik, Pädagogische Hochschule Erfurt
May, 1991 "Discourse development," Three Invited Colloquia at the Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università "La Sapienza", Rome
April, 1991 "Actions, events, scenes, and plots. Language and the constitution of part-whole relationships," Fourth Biennial Symposium of the Department of Linguistics and Semiotics at Rice University on: Language and Its Cognitive Interpretation, Houston, TX
March, 1991 "’You're not the only one!’ An examination of children's understanding of mixed emotions in narrative contexts," Child Language Seminar, Manchester
February, 1991 "’Informed Consent’ in der Wirklichkeit und im Rollenspiel. Diskurs-analytische Überlegungen," 13. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, Aachen
December, 1990 "Opening remarks to the Clark Symposium on Narrative Studies," Second New England Symposium on Narrative Studies in the Social Sciences, Worcester, MA
October, 1990 "Narratives and the concept of self." Discussion note to Donald Polkinghorne, First New England Symposium on Narrative Studies in the Social Sciences, Harvard
October, 1990 "Inceptives, continuatives, and completives: A developmental analysis of children's encoding of episode boundaries", 15th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA (co-authored with Virginia Marchman, University of California, San Diego)
September, 1990 "A discourse-analytic approach to `Informed Consent': Quality of information and the therapeutic misconception," 25th Linguistic Colloquium, Paderborn (co-authored with Nancy Budwig, Clark University)
August, 1990 "A discourse-analytic approach to `Informed Consent': Why there is `ambiguity' in doctor- patient interactions, and how we can disambiguate without getting rid of it," American Psychological Association, Boston, Massachusetts
July, 1990 "The linguistic realization of chaining events: How children encode episode boundaries," The 5th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Budapest, Hungary (co-authored with Virginia Marchman, University of California, San Diego)
July, 1990 "The expression of affect in narratives," The 5th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Budapest, Hungary (co-authored with Judy Reilly, California State University, San Diego)
July, 1989 "The role of narrative analysis in the cross-linguistic study of child language," discussion note, Symposium on the cross-linguistic study of child language, Tenth Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Jyväskylä, Finland
April, 1989 "Form and function of evaluative language in narration," Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Kansas, Missouri (co-authored with Robin Damrad, Clark University)
October, 1988 "Have we lost the notion of development in studying child language?" 13th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA (co-authored with B. Kaplan & N. Budwig, Clark University)
August, 1988 "Tense and time between semantics and pragmatics," Max-Planck-Institut für Psycholinguistik, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
The concept of development in theories of language acquisition," German
Research Council Workshop on Language Acquisition,
May, 1988 "Person- and time-tracking in narratives: Towards the establishment of narrative coherence," Department of Psychology, Technical University, Braunschweig, West Germany
March, 1988 "Using narrative data for the study of linguistic development," Language Behavior Colloquium, Boston University
February, 1988 "Discourse analysis in first and second language acquisition and in language teaching," Foreign Language Department, Williams College
August, 1987 "The text-constitutive functions of temporal expressions in German," 14th International Congress of Linguists, East Berlin (co-authored with Huang Yu Yin, Tongji University)
August, 1987 "Developmental perspectives on the discourse functions of tense contrasts and anaphora," 14th International Congress of Linguists, East Berlin (Chairing the Session on Language Acquisition)
July, 1987 "The discourse base in the acquisition of linguistic systems: Tense, pronouns and their interface," 4th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Lund, Sweden
July, 1987 "The relevance of Vygotsky's theory of `development' for language acquisition," The 4th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Lund, Sweden
April, l987 "Tense contrasts and anaphoric relationships: The development of form contrasts for discourse functions," Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, Maryland
January, 1987 "Language, cognition and culture: Discourse analysis as the `connective tissue,'" Invited Colloquium at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
January, 1987 "A developmental analysis of the relation between tense contrasts and anaphora in the organization of narratives," UC Davis Conference on the Interaction of Form and Function in Language, Davis
April, 1986 "Where grammar and discourse meet: Form and function of tense-contrasts in the constructions of narrative structures," Ancillary Session to the Chicago Linguistic Society Annual Meeting Chicago
February, 1986 "Wo Grammatik und Diskurs sich paaren: Form und Funktion der Tempusmorpheme beim Aufbau narrativer Strukturen," 8. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, Heidelberg
October, 1985 "Contrastive use of tense marking in narration: `Aspect before tense,'" 10th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA
May, 1985 "Sequencing events in simple narratives: Cognitive processes involved in temporal marking," Department of Psychology, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
April, 1985 "The development of temporal anaphora in simple narratives," Department of Linguistics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
March, 1985 "The acquisition of narrative skills: Maintaining and switching reference," Cognitive Seminar, Department of Psychology, UC Berkeley
September, 1984 "Zum Problem der Reorganisierung des sprachlichen Regelsystems im kindlichen Spracherwerb: Die Zeitbomben-hypothese," 19th Linguistic Colloquium, Vechta
February, 1984 "Anaphorische Pronomen in Erzählungen von 4-9 jährigen Kindern," 6. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, Bielefeld
April, 1983 "Temporality and backgrounding - A study of narrative construction," Linguistics Colloquium Series, Department of Linguistics, UC Berkeley
February, 1983 "Temporal sequencing in children's stories” Developmental Seminar, Department of Psychology, UC Berkeley
September, 1982 "Metaphors as `framing devices': Relating linguistic and cognitive processes in 3-year olds," 17th Linguistic Colloquium, Brussels
April, 1982 "Metaphoric processes in the language acquisition process," Department of Psychology, University of Oslo
August, 1981 "The communicative functions of metaphor in young children," American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, California
April, 1981 "Metaphor and play-interaction in young children," 7th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Anthropological Study of Play, Fort Worth, Texas