Some research I worked on during my last year at UMD is being presented at the 14th annual meeting of the Society for Text & Discourse. I worked under a post-doc in the UMD Comp Sci department named Mike Anderson. The basic idea of the research was to determine the types and frequency of metalanguage, or talking about talking when you're talking ::goggle:: Here's the program for the conference.
This is the listing for our project in the conference program:
Tuesday, August 3rd
11:30 On the types and frequency of metalanguage
in conversation: A preliminary report
Michael L. Anderson, Andrew Fister,
Bryant Lee, Luwito Tardia &