IPrA 2009 Panel: Talk-in-interaction in (Australian) Indigenous Communities - Call for Papers

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 13:52:59 UTC 2008

Forwarded From: languse at hum.aau.dk


Talk-in-interaction in (Australian) Indigenous Communities Panel at
11th International Pragmatics Conference to be held in Melbourne,
Australia, 12-17 July 2009.

Recent research has highlighted the growing interest in the analysis
of interaction in Australian Indigenous communities. A variety of
research methodologies have been utilised, including conversation
analysis (CA) and interactional linguistics. In this spirit, we are
putting forward a panel entitled Talk-in-interaction in (Australian)
Indigenous Communities at the 11th International Pragmatics Conference
to be held in Melbourne, 12 – 17 July 2009.

The panel aims to explore the nature of talk-in-interaction in
Australian Indigenous communities, and through this to explore the
extent to which practices of communication in conversational
interaction align with, or are at variance with, practices observed in
other cultural settings. Through the panel we hope to
•       showcase conversation analytic research on talk in Indigenous
•       attract the interest of other researchers interested in
interaction studies, including CA, as well as linguists and
sociolinguists working with Australian Indigenous languages.

Abstracts of 500 words are invited for 20 minute presentations on any
aspect of talk-in-interaction in Australian Indigenous communities.
Topics might include sequence organisation, turn-taking, turn design
(including distribution and functions of grammatical / lexical
expressions in conversation), repair mechanisms, and analysis of
actions performed through talk. As the focus is on language use in
communities, papers can examine conversations in traditional
languages, creole languages, Aboriginal English, or mixtures of all of
these. Papers adopting a CA framework (in part or in whole) are
especially encouraged.

Abstracts should be sent electronically to Johanna Rendle-Short
(johanna.rendle-short at anu.edu.au) by Monday September 15th 2008.
Participants will be notified in mid-October.

Johanna Rendle-Short
Rod Gardner
Ilana Mushin


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