Language and Social Interaction Archive

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Welcome to the LSI Archive

The archive contains participant consented video recordings of everyday social and work settings and is intended to provide source materials for research in language and communication and pedagogical purposes. The data were collected by students taking communication studies courses in language and social interaction courses at San Francisco State University. The archive is particularly rich in interactions in family and peer settings, but also includes organizational meetings and workplace interactions between co-workers. Archive holdings are updated periodically.
Click here to see a copy of current archive holdings.

Gaining Access

Researchers who wish to gain access to the LSI archive should:

  1. Complete the SFSU designated online ethics certification course ( or provide evidence of completion of similar IRB approved course or program.
  2. Complete the "Ethics agreement form" (download DOC)
  3. Complete a "Request to gain access to LSI archive" form (download DOC)
  4. Please send hard copies of steps 1 and 2 and 3 to:
    • Leah Wingard
    • San Francisco State University
    • Department of Communication Studies
    • 1600 Holloway Avenue
    • San Francisco, CA, 94132
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