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5th Nordic Interdisciplinary Conference on Discourse and Interaction

The conference invites contributions from different and diverse fields of inquiry including discourse analysis, conversation analysis, discursive psychology, critical discourse analysis, interaction analysis, rhetoric, narrative analysis, discourse theory, political discourse analysis, social semiotics, multimodal discourse analysis, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, textual studies, media studies, gesture studies, communication studies and organization studies.

The field of discourse and interaction research lends itself to interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange, as it explores the relations between text and talk on the one hand, and societal, cultural and psychological contexts on the other. However, researchers in the field are often located in different departments according to traditional scientific disciplines. An important aim of this interdisciplinary conference is thus to gather researchers and doctoral students from different traditions in order to facilitate interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration.

Plenary Speakers

  • Eero Vaara, Aalto University, Finland: From cultural differences to identity politics: A critical discursive perspective on culture and identity in and around multinational corporations
  • Jan Svennevig, Oslo University, Norway: Preventing understanding problems in conversation
  • Leelo Keevallik, Linköping University, Sweden: Emergent syntax in the embodied world
  • Pia Quist, University of Copenhagen, Denmark: Embodied styles: Conceptualizing the body in the sociolinguistic study of multiethnolects   
  • Ylva Hård af Segerstad, University of Gothenburg, Sweden: The DNA of Mobile Communication   

Conference Information

Deadline for abstracts

  • 23 March 2018 -  Extended deadline: 6 April 2018 

Notification of acceptance

  • 1 June 2018

Early bird registration deadline

  • 15 June 2018

Late registration deadline

  • 1 September 2018 

Conference date

  • 21-23 November 2018


Contact Information

Conference Organizing Team