This is the home page for ELSA, a research group on "Embodiment, Language and Social Action". ELSA serves as a meeting point for researchers, visiting scholars and students at the University of Oulu who are interested in everyday human conduct and social interaction in their material and situated contexts.
ELSA has its beginnings in the research project "Interactional practices and linguistic resources of stance taking in spoken English" established in 2000 at the Department of English, University of Oulu. This original project has then evolved into a group of researchers with a general interest in embodiment, language and social action, working on several ongoing research projects.
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