The 7th Australasian Symposium on Conversation Analysis and Membership Categorisation Analysis

November 24-25th 2010
Victoria University of Wellington

The 7th Australasian Symposium on Conversation Analysis and Membership Categorisation Analysis is being organised by Wellington’s Conversation Analysis Group and supported by Victoria University of Wellington. The two day symposium is designed to build upon and enhance the emerging profile and scope of CA/MCA work being done within Australasia and to make and develop connections with those working in this field. The symposium aims to support the emerging strength of Australasian CA/MCA work nationally and internationally as well as further develop the unique collaborative interests that have potential for the strengthening the approach into the future.

Keynote speaker:

Professor Elizabeth Stokoe, Loughborough University
“Moving forward with conversation and membership categorization analysis: New directions for systematic and applied research”


Registration fees are likely be minimal (less than $100) to cover the costs of refreshments only
To facilitate planning we invite those who wish to attend to pre-register. To do this please send an email to

Include the following information:
– Name
– Institution

Paper Submission:

We invite researchers doing CA/MCA work to submit an abstract for a paper presentation or a proposal for a data workshop.
Abstracts of 200 words should be sent as an attachment to before August 31st, with “Abstract Submission” as the subject.
Authors will be notified of the outcome by end of September.
More information and a website will available on the website soon.
Please feel free to distribute this information.

More archival CA: video of Max Atkinson and John Heritage on effective speaking

Claptrap a documentary featuring Max Atkinson’s demonstration of the utility of CA , applying the results of the analysis of speeches to training a speaker to deliver the most effective speaking devices is now online in Archival content.
This video also features John Heritage speaking on which devices might prove more effective.
For more on this and how Max has gone on with this work check out Max’s Blog or add him on twitter.

Conference Diaries 2010 – Dennis Day at the International Communication Association Conference

The first in the 2010 series of ethnomethodology, CA and DP diaries introducing basic topics and research in ethno/CA research to a wider audience.
Assistant Proffessor Dennis Day from the University of Southern Denmark talking about interaction research with the communication handicapped, and using ethnomethodology in the participatory design of workplaces.

Australasian Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis

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