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AIEMCA 2016 conference

AIEMCA 30 Nov- 2 Dec 2016

The 10th Australasian Institute of Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis (AIEMCA) Conference will be hosted by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at The University of Melbourne. This conference provides a forum for the growing number of scholars from a range of disciplines using ethnomethodology, conversation analysis, membership categorisation analysis or discursive psychology in studies of everyday and/or institutional talk-in-interaction.

The program will include keynote lectures from:

Nick Enfield, The University of Sydney

Johanna Rendle-Short, The Australian National University

Matt Burdelski, Osaka University

Abstracts due 31 July 2016.

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and include presentation title, author affiliations (and if presenter is a student), key words, description of data, and significance of the research. All papers providing evidence of social practices in naturalistic settings are welcome for review. This year, concurrent data workshops will be held during the conference, and PhD candidates are encouraged to present data for discussion during one of these workshops.

Abstracts for presentations (20 min + 10 min discussion) email to with the subject line AIEMCA Abstract.

Abstracts for data workshop (45 min group discussion of short extracts) email to with the subject line AIEMCA Workshop Abstract


Preliminary program for the conference will be available here at the end of August.

Travel to the University of Melbourne

Those flying to Melbourne arriving at Tullamarine, will need to take the Skybus to the city centre ($19 each way) or a taxi (around $75 one way).

Once you are in Melbourne, directions to The University of Melbourne are available in this PDF.

A link to public transport in Melbourne is provided here.

All conference sessions will be held in the Kwong Lee Dow Building, 234 Queensberry St, Melbourne.


Rydges Swanston Melbourne is the closet hotel to the conference venue and has a conference  rate of $180 per night. Places are limited and requests for bookings can be made directly to Reservations Manager, Dinar Malek for the conference rate (

Single rooms are also available in student accommodation, at St Mary’s College (an 8 minute walk to the conference venue) at a rate of $75 per night including breakfast. Bookings and payment for St Mary’s accommodation can be made during registration for conference.

Alternatively, you might try AirBnB for an apartment near the University of Melbourne.


Registration for presenters and attendees will open 1 September and close 1 October, with a link here.

Cost of registration will be $250 for academic staff and $150 for research students.

All will be welcome to join the conference.

Any queries, please contact the conference convener Amelia Church

USQ TAG session Fri 20 May

Exciting times for the TAG community. We’re expanding (just a little, but expanding nonetheless).

Data: The data we will be looking at is authentic suicide risk assessments and comes from psychological and psychiatric consultations where the client and clinician are talking about the client’s suicide ideation and suicide attempts.  Some TAG members may find listening to such talk distressing and may not wish to attend this session.


Room: Building B – 210.  Building B is where the School of Psychology and Counselling staff are located.  If you go in the big glass doors on level 2, walk toward the lifts, turn left and it is down the corridor on the right after my office.


Parking: I’m not sure how many of you are driving but there is limited public parking on campus.  You can park in P1 in the Psychology and Counselling Clinic car park spaces.  If there are no spaces, go around to P2 and park in the UQ Health car parking spaces.  They are after the speed bump. This is a link to the campus map


RSVP for Lunch: My HoS has kindly agreed to shout us lunch so if you are coming along on Friday please let me know by COB Wednesday so we can get this organised.


If you have any problems my phone number is below and my mobile is 0409639148. See you on Friday.


Kind Regards



below is the link for the Google Calendar notification of the event.

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New dissertations: challenging normativity, police interrogation, and turn final ‘or’

Three new dissertations are online now at
Reynolds, Edward. (2013) Enticing a challengeable: instituting social order as a practice of public conflict. The University of Queensland.
Drake, Veronica. (2013) Turn-final or in English: A conversation analytic perspective. University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Charldorp, Tessa (2011) From police interrogation to police record. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

New Semiotica special issue: Meaning in motion

Maurice Nevile is happy to announce a new collection, a special issue for the journal ‘Semiotica’, edited with two Finnish colleagues and titled ‘Meaning in Motion: Interaction in Cars’ (‘Semiotica’, 191: 101-333), edited by Pentti Haddington, Tiina Keisanen, and Maurice Nevile.

The issue is available online at

The papers are as follows:

  • Haddington, Pentti, Maurice Nevile, and Tiina Keisanen, ‘Meaning in motion: Sharing the car, sharing the drive’ pp:101-116
  • Laurier, Eric, Barry Brown, and Lorimer Hayden, ‘What it means to change lanes: Actions, emotions and wayfinding in the family car’ pp:117-135
  • Haddington, Pentti ‘Movement in action: Initiating social navigation in cars’ pp:137-167
  • Nevile, Maurice, ‘Interaction as distraction in driving: A body of evidence’, pp:169-196
  • Keisanen, Tiina, ‘“Uh-oh, we were going there”: Environmentally occasioned noticings of trouble in in-car interaction’, pp:197-222
  • Mondada, Lorenza, ‘Talking and driving: Multiactivity in the car’ pp:223-256
  • Goodwin, Marjorie Harness, and Goodwin, Charles, ‘Car talk: Integrating texts, bodies, and changing landscapes’ pp:257-286
  • Keating, Elizabeth, and Mirus, Gene, ‘The eyes have it: Technologies of automobility in sign language’ pp:287-308
  • Noy, Chaim, ‘Inhabiting the family-car: Children-passengers and parents-drivers on the school run’ pp:309-333