Call for Papers

Abstract submission is now closed. Thank you for all who have submitted an abstract for the 2013 Conference!


All submissions will be notified of acceptance or otherwise by mid-March 2013. 

The conference addresses topics at the intersection of language, interaction, and culture from theoretical perspectives that employ data from recorded, spontaneous interaction. Further, this year's theme addresses issues of power, conflict, and inequality through the lens of language, interaction, and social organization. This includes, but is not limited to, conversation analysis, discourse analysis, ethnography of communication, ethnomethodology, and interactional sociolinguistics. We welcome abstracts from graduate students and faculty working in the areas of Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Education, Linguistics, Psychology, and Sociology. Presenters will have 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts must be submitted via email to Submissions should include author information, affiliation, and contact information in the body of the email only, with abstract attachments made completely anonymous.

Abstracts must be submitted as attachments in .doc, .docx, or .pdf formats only. Abstracts must be no more than 500 words long and should not include the author's name or any other identifying information. The abstract should include the following:

  1. a clear statement of the main point or argument of the paper
  2. a brief discussion of the problem or research question with reference to previous research and the work's relevance to the area of study
  3. a short piece of data to support the main point or argument
  4. conclusions and/or implications of the research, however tentative.

In the case of an abstract longer than 500 words, only the first 500 words will be read. Papers will be selected based on evaluation of the anonymous abstract. Deadline for submission and receipt of abstracts is January 15, 2013. Late submissions will not be accepted. Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent via email no later than March 31, 2013.