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Type Conference
Categories (tags) Conference
Dates - 2022/06/29
Geolocation 54° 58' 42", -1° 37' 4"
Abstract due 2022/01/10
Submission deadline
Final version due
Notification date 2022/02/24
Tweet CFP: Atypical Interaction Conference 2022 – "Activity, Inclusivity & Creativity", 27-29 June 2022, Newcastle University, UK

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Atypical Interaction Conference 2022:


Keynote speakers
Suzanne Beeke, University College London
Ali Reza Majlesi, Stockholm University
Gitte Rasmussen, University of Southern Denmark
Camilla Lindholm, Tampere University

More information about the keynote speakers can be found here:

AIC2022 will continue the tradition of bringing together researchers who use Conversation Analysis to examine interactions that evidence a divergence from more typical patterns, often brought about by the communication challenges of one or more of the participants. In past conferences, this has included (but has not been limited to) interactions involving individuals diagnosed with conditions such as aphasia, autism, dementia, dysarthria, schizophrenia, and visual- and speech impairment, in both clinical and social settings. Researchers have also examined communicative events involving interaction with robots, or with animals.

We invite submissions on research into interaction where participants orient to some degree of atypicality, as well as that on types of interaction that are treated as atypical within the field of language and interaction research. Abstracts for panels, individual, or poster presentations are invited. We particularly welcome submissions related to the theme of Activity, Inclusivity & Creativity.

Conference theme: Activity, Inclusivity & Creativity Regardless of the range of linguistic and communicative resources available to people, their life-worlds are embedded within complex, semiotically-rich environments in which they organise themselves into collaborative activities. They dance together, or read or cook together; they go shopping or visit the cinema; they play board-games, or play in a band; they take art classes, or play a team sport; they work together. Particular social activities can present some members with additional challenges, excluding them from active participation due to the performance demands or complexity of the activity. But activity frameworks can also provide members with important organisational routines, templates which support and underpin people’s social engagement with one another. Such activity frameworks can be sufficiently stable to permit divergence from the normative patterns of being, inviting play and creativity to emerge, endorsing atypical patterns of expression and mutual engagement. We invite presentations that help us reflect on the centrality of situated activities in the organisation of members’ engagements with one another.

Key dates
• Abstract submission deadline: 10 January 2022
• Notification of acceptance: 24 February 2022
• Early bird registration: 24 February - 10 April 2022 (inclusive)
• Regular registration: 11 April – 15 May 2022 (inclusive)
• Late registration: 16 May - 25 May 2022 (inclusive)
• Conference: 27-29 June 2022

Submission Information Abstracts of a maximum 300 words can be submitted using the online submission system. More guidance on submissions is available on the conference website here:

For the latest information on the conference and for updates on Covid-19 measures in the UK, please visit the conference website:

Any comments or questions can be addressed to the Local Organizing Committee at

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