CALL FOR PAPERS

Following the “Boğaziçi University FLED 1st International Graduate Day” organised by Boğaziçi University, HUMAN (Hacettepe University Micro-Analysis Network) is pleased to organise and host “Social Interaction and Applied Linguistics International Postgraduate Conference” in Ankara, Turkey. The event will be held at Hacettepe University Beytepe Campus on the 8th of September, 2015. The conference will be preceded by methodology workshops, to be held on the 7th of September, for postgraduate students who are particularly interested in micro-analytic research methodologies including Conversation Analysis and Membership Categorisation Analysis.

Plenary speakers:

Simona Pekarek Doehler (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

Johannes Wagner (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)

Numa Markee (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA)

Organisers of the methodology workshops:

Usage Based Linguistics/CA interface:

Søren W. Eskildsen (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)

Conversation Analysis:

Evelyne Berger (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Olcay Sert (Hacettepe University, Turkey)

Membership Categorisation Analysis:

Adam Brandt (Newcastle University, UK)

Hatice Ergül (Hacettepe University, Turkey)

Abstracts from postgraduate students are welcome in any area of Applied Linguistics in its broad sense, defined as “the theoretical and empirical investigation of real world problems in which language is a central issue” (Brumfit 1997: 93), but we especially welcome studies that investigate issues and topics on the intersection of Applied Linguistics and Social Interaction, including, but not limited to:

* Conversation Analysis-for-Second Language Acquisition (CA-for-SLA)

* Discursive approaches to institutional interaction, including analyses of workplace conversations

* L2 talk-in-interaction in and out of instructed learning settings

* Classroom interaction (both in L1 and in L2s) from a social interactionist perspective

* Learning and teaching of first/second/foreign/additional languages with a focus on discursive practices

* Analyses of mundane conversations in monolingual and multilingual settings

Abstracts should be submitted using the form available at https://sial2015hu.wordpress.com/submission/ by the 10th of June (extended), 2015. All proposals will be reviewed by the scientific committee and the results will be announced by the 15th of June. The abstracts (300 to 500 words) should include brief information on the methodological and theoretical background of the study as well as on the findings and implications. Presenters of the accepted submissions will be allocated 20 minutes (15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions) in parallel sessions.

Information on registration for the workshops and the conference will be available on the conference website soon.

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