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Full Title: International Association for Dialogue Analysis Conference

Short Title: IADA
Location: Bologna, Italy
Start Date: 11-Oct-2017 - 14-Oct-2017
Contact: Letizia Caronia
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Meeting Description: The 2017 International Association for Dialogue Analysis (IADA) conference will be held from October 11-14, 2017 at the University of Bologna (Department of Education) and is sponsored by the School of Psychology and Education, the FAM (Fondazione Alma Mater), and the International Association for Dialogue Analysis.

The conference focuses on the role of dialogue or interaction in displaying, maintaining, creating yet also defying the crucial dimensions of the world we live in. This process is particularly at play, although not necessarily noticed, in everyday life. Rather than a context, this phenomenological notion indicates the obvious, routine, quasi-natural quality of most human practices taking place in ordinary as well as institutional contexts. Quoting a well-known formula by John Heritage (1984) yet applying it beyond the micro-level of the hic et nunc discursive environment, we propose to conceive dialogue as “context shaped and context renewing”. Overcoming the “interactional reductionism” (Levinson, 2005) implied in focusing solely on the emergent properties of language use, as well as any simplistic return to sociocultural, psychological an even material determinism, dialogue and interaction are seen as an “intermediate variable” (Ibidem) or faits d’interface (Descola, 2016) connecting the micro-order of everyday life and the macro-order of shared culture and social structure. As Rommetveit put it forty years ago, dialogue is “the skeleton” or “the architecture of intersubjectivity” (1976).

Scientific Organization:

Letizia Caronia (Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Educazione, Università di Bologna)
Marzia Saglietti, Ph.D (Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Educazione, Università di Bologna)
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics
LL Issue: 27.4290

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