LINGUIST List 27.852

Tue Feb 16 2016

Calls: General Ling/Spain

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 16-Feb-2016
From: Isabelle Simões Marques <>
Subject: I Seminar-EDiSo-Interaction and Society
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Full Title: I Seminar-EDiSo-Interaction and Society

Date: 14-Jun-2016 - 14-Jun-2016
Location: Valencia, Spain
Contact Person: Isabelle Simões Marques
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2016

Meeting Description:

The I Seminar EDiSo, to be held at the Universitat de València on the 14 June 2016 is being organised with the aim of becoming a major EDiSo meeting, and will include the celebration of the General Assembly of the Association. This year’s event will also involve collaboration with the European Research Network New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe: Opportunities and Challenges ( in which several of our members and participants are already actively involved (e.g. Clara Keating, Luisa Martín Rojo and Rosina Márquez-Reiter).

Call for Participation:

For this I Seminar – EDiSo , to be held in Valencia in 2016, the following activities are planned:

a) EDiSo General Assembly (members only)

b) Two simultaneous data sessions for the analysis of interactional data (open to members and non-members), aimed primarily at junior researchers (doctoral and postdoctoral). Proposals are now invited for presentations of data of the following types: 1) ordinary conversation, 2) institutional/classroom interaction, or 3) interviews/narratives. See instructions for submitting proposals on the registration form. The call will also be open to members of the COST Network on New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe with the aim of developing further collaborations and dialogue between its members and EDiSO. Participants will discuss the data for 40 minutes in order to jointly construct an analysis. In this way, the workshops will allow research in progress to advance significantly. In total, 6 proposals of data for joint analysis will be selected, and there will be space for a total of 40 participants (20 in each 2.5 hour data session).

c) Meetings of EDiSo working groups and research teams with the aim of developing joint proposals for the III International Symposium in 2017 and/or other collaborative projects or activities. Please use the registration form to suggest topics for meetings you would like to coordinate, indicating whether the meetings are open or not to new participants, and these will be made public in advance in order to push participation.

d) A workshop/roundtable on the contributions and limitations of different approaches to the study of interaction and society (open to members and non-members). The panellists will be researchers will different profiles in the study of interaction, and they will discuss some of the theoretical and epistemological issues in relation to interactional and social processes of interest to research on discourse and society, responding to articles that will distributed in advance and should be read by all participants. The invited panellists are: Ignasi Clemente (Hunter College, CUNY); Gabriela Prego (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela); Rosina Márquez-Reiter (University of Surrey, COST EU Network on New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe, who will focus in particular on researching new speaker profiles). Clara Keating (Universidade de Coimbra) will moderate.

e) EDiSo committee meetings.

Registration (deadline: 1 April)
General assembly only: 0 EUR
Members/students/unemployed people: 20 EUR
Non-members: 40 EUR

10 bursaries of 50 EUR will be offered for young researchers, giving priority to those who propose presentations in the data sessions.

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