Call for Papers


The 2017 International Association for Dialogue Analysis conference (Bologna, October 11th-14th, 2017) welcomes empirical and methodological extended abstracts and full papers from different disciplinary perspectives that focus on dialogue and interaction as carriers of, and tools for culture, social organization, moral horizons, identities and change.

The notion of action is at the core of the conference main theme: the contributors are asked to focus on dialogue and social interaction as -  at the same time - presupposing  and producing the crucial dimensions of the world we live in.

Theoretical papers are more than welcome insofar as they provide some empirical illustration of the paper’s theoretical point(s).

The conference includes but it is not limited to, the following subthemes:

  • Dialogue and Health (e.g. dialogue as therapy; dialogue in clinical settings; medical interaction; dialogue in multilingual-multicultural healthcare contexts; dialogue in social work).
  • Dialogue, Justice and Social Change  (e.g.; dialogue in policing including interrogation, citizen calls; criminal, civil and administrative law; transidioma and  asylum; intercultural institutional talk; social conflicts and Alternative Dispute Resolution practices; family and social mediation; restorative justice).
  • Dialogue and Materiality (e.g. inter-objectivity; Actor-Network-Theory; things as dialogic entities; humans and non-humans interaction; sociosemiotics; dialogue and technologically saturated environment; the object’s affordances and the user’s agenda).
  • Dialogue and Organization (e.g. dialogue as an organizing phenomenon; leadership and dialogue; expert-novice interaction; authority and power in organizational communication).
  • Dialogue, Socialization and Education (e.g. dialogue in friendship and peer culture; family everyday talk; language socialization; classroom talk; dialogue in everyday school-life; assessment as a dialogic practice; teachers-parents conference; L2 learning activities; coaching and training).
  • Dialogue, Text and Language (e.g. dialogue as text; dialogue in literary texts, CMC and audiovisual texts; text and reader dialogue; textual representations of dialogues; dialogue in advertising, advertising as dialogue; dialogue in propaganda and political speech; grammar, lexicon and cultural norms in everyday talk).


We invite extended abstracts (500 to 700 words) or full papers of a maximum of 30 pages, including references. Any citation style is permitted (e.g., MLA, APA, Chicago).


Submission opens on June 30th, 2016, and closes on January 30st, 2017 at 23:59 local time in Italy.

Notification of acceptance in March 2017. 


For details and instructions see the Submission page:


We look forward to your contributions!