Revisiting Participation

Revisiting Participation

The conference “Revisiting Participation: Language and Bodies in Interaction”, to be held from June 24-27, 2015 at the University of Basel, Switzerland, welcomes contributions from scholars in the field of social interaction, conversation analysis, interactional linguistics and ethnomethodology discussing issues of participation in social interaction. The conference invites papers tackling participation as an interactional achievement, involving various levels of organization, e.g. turn-taking, turn formatting, action formation and sequence organization. It also welcomes analyses and discussions taking into consideration a diversity of linguistic and embodied resources involved in shaping, enabling, or hindering participation. The conference aims at discussing the notion of participation from a conversation analytic perspective, as well as at offering a large range of empirical analyses focussing on participation in a large variety of settings.


call for papers: (The deadline for all submissions is 15.11.2014)

Keynote lectures will be given by:

Galina BOLDEN (Rutgers University, New Jersey)
Charles GOODWIN (University of California at Los Angeles)
Marjorie H. GOODWIN (University of California at Los Angeles)
Christian HEATH (King’s College London)
Ray WILKINSON (University of Sheffield)

Abstracts for individual papers or panel presentations (3 or 6 papers) should respond to at least one of the thematic areas of the conference (for a more detailed description of the conference topic, please visit i) How different modes of organization of turn-taking (concerning both turn allocation and turn formatting) in multi-party interaction configure opportunities to participate; ii) How action formation and the specific organization of sequential environments shape participation,for example enabling and crafting it,as well as constraining and reducing it; iii) How participation issues emerge in particular contexts of activity reflexive orientation towards specific contexts and locally relevant membership.
All paper and panel proposals should be submitted via the conference website no later than November 15, 2014:

The Organizing Committee is looking forward to receiving your contributions!