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[ecrea] CFP Dialogue and Representation - 13th International Conference of the IADA

Wed Apr 14 21:00:35 GMT 2010

>Call for Papers
>IADA =E2=80=94 International Association for Dialogue Analysis
>13th International Conference on Dialogue Analysis
>April 26-30, 2011
>Universit=C3=A9 de Montr=C3=A9al, Qu=C3=A9bec, Canada
>Deadline for proposals: September 1, 2010
>Deadline for submission of full papers: March 1, 2011
>=C3=89ric GRILLO, Universit=C3=A9 Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, France
>Cornelia ILIE, Malm=C3=B6 University, Sweden
>Alain L=C3=89TOURNEAU, Universit=C3=A9 de Sherbrooke, Canada
>Wolfgang TEUBERT, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
>Karen TRACY, University of Colorado at Boulder, United States
>Edda WEIGAND, University of M=C3=BCnster, Germany
>The object-of-study =E2=80=98dialogue=E2=80=99 and its representation
>One basic issue of Dialogue Analysis draws on the problem of how to
>represent the object =E2=80=98dialogue=E2=80=99. There is no generally agre=
>ed concept
>of dialogue; various perspectives can be taken which result in
>different concepts of dialogue and correspondingly in different
>methodologies of Dialogue Analysis. Besides competence models which
>search for underlying rules and performance models which focus on
>ever-varying spoken language or individual inferences, there is the
>model of competence-in-performance which tries to grasp how human
>beings come to grips with dialogue in real life. Research could start
>from spoken discourse or reflect the =E2=80=98model of the mixed game=E2=80=
>=99 which
>mediates between order and disorder and combines regularity and
>individuality. All issues could be looked at both on a case-analysis
>basis and on a more theoretical approach.
>Papers are invited which address this basic question of the
>relationship between the object dialogue and the methodology of
>representation. We also invite researchers to submit proposals that
>more generally address the connections of representation with
>dialogue, which can be problematized in at least the six following
>1. Dialogue as representation (1)
>Etymologically, representing means "making something or someone
>present." Applied to a dialogic situation, this acceptation of the
>term invites to insist on the actional dimension of activities of
>representation, which then leads to questions of representativeness,
>spokespersons, translation, incarnation, embodiment, materialization,
>truth, etc.
>2. Dialogue as representation (2)
>In many different ways, dialogue (as a space or dimension of concrete
>exchanges) functions as a means of representation of entities:
>political, social, organizational, ethical, etc. Said otherwise, if
>the emphasis in (1) is placed on the content and character manifested
>in dialogue, here the emphasis could be on the dialogue itself as it
>functions as a locus of expression of social entities.
>3. Representations on effective dialogue
>These approaches could procure a critical and/or metatheoretical
>analysis of the ways in which dialogue occurs about representation, in
>terms of practical modalities but also in terms of criteria of
>validity and success in representation (relevance, sufficient
>4. Normative perspectives on dialogue/representation issues
>The questions of dialogue evaluation are manifold and could be
>considered more closely here. Norms of dialogue include formalizations
>about competence, performance and their combination but also the
>relationships between Bakhtinian perspectives on dialogue and critical
>perspectives assuming that dialogue permits to overcome some limits of
>representation, for instance by recourse to co-construction of
>problems and descriptions.
>5. Representation of dialogue (1)
>How can dialogic language use be represented? The idea of
>representation is an opportunity to connect dialogue studies with a
>plurality of rich trends of thinking and research: Kenneth Burke=E2=80=99s
>rhetoric, Goffman=E2=80=99s interactionism, Bakhtin=E2=80=99s convergence o=
>f logics
>can give a context for the theme of representation as a scene, a
>display of roles or a distribution of relationships. Representation of
>dialogue could also be discussed in terms of schematism, graphical
>figurations or mapping of dialogue settings.
>6. Representation of dialogue (2)
>Representation frames, theories, or constructs can be seen as somehow
>expressing forms or manifestations of dialogic experiences or
>expressions. These theoretical constructs could be articulated as
>deformations of dialogue or as valid expressions.
>Abstract submission deadline:     September 1, 2010
>Notifications of acceptance:         November 15, 2010
>Full paper submission deadline:      March 1, 2011
>Prospective contributors should upload their 1,000-word abstract
>(typed and double-spaced), together with a title, as a MS-Word
>document (.doc) to the Dialogue and Representation conference page on
>the EasyAbs system at
><>. Authors=E2=80=99 names a=
>other identifying information must be removed from the document. Your
>contact information, entered in the system, will remain hidden from
>reviewers. Please write to the organizing committee
>((dialogue2011 /at/ if you are unable to submit your
>abstract via the EasyAbs website.
>Papers can be presented in English, French, German, Spanish, or
>Italian. Organizers will send notifications of acceptance by November
>15, 2010. Authors must send full papers by March 1, 2011, if they want
>their paper to be included in the conference proceedings.
>The organizers are currently discussing the possibility of publishing
>the best contributions as book chapters in an edited book (in English)
>with a book publisher.
>Fran=C3=A7ois Cooren, U. de Montr=C3=A9al, Canada
>Alain L=C3=A9tourneau, U. de Sherbrooke, Canada
>Organizing Committee:
>Nicolas Bencherki, U. de Montr=C3=A9al, Canada
>=C3=89milie PELLETIER, U. de Montr=C3=A9al, Canada
>Scientific Committee:
>Chantal Benoit-Barn=C3=A9, U. de Montr=C3=A9al
>Fran=C3=A7ois Cooren, U. de Montr=C3=A9al
>Boris H. J. M. Brummans, U. de Montr=C3=A9al
>Sylvie Grosjean, U. of Ottawa, Canada
>Marty Laforest, U. du Qu=C3=A9bec =C3=A0 Trois-Rivi=C3=A8res
>Alain L=C3=A9tourneau, U. de Sherbrooke
>Daniel Robichaud, U. de Montr=C3=A9al
>Consuelo Vasquez, U. du Qu=C3=A9bec =C3=A0 Montr=C3=A9al
>Steering Committee:
>Mark Aakhus, Rutgers U., United States
>Robert T. Craig, U. of Colorado at Boulder, United States
>Marcelo Dascal, Tel Aviv U., Israel
>Anita Fetzer, U. of W=C3=BCrzburg, Germany
>Luisa Granato, National U. of La Plata, Argentina
>Cornelia Ilie, Malm=C3=B6 U., Sweden
>Liliana Rux=C4=83ndoiu, U. of Bucharest, Romania
>Robert E. Sanders, U. at Albany - SUNY, United States
>Clara Ubaldina Lorda Mur, Pompeu Fabra U., Spain
>Edda Weigand, U. of M=C3=BCnster, Germany
>Elda Weizman, Bar-Ilan U., Israel
>For more information:
>Email: (dialogue2011 /at/

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