International Summer Institute for Interactional Linguistics 2022

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Type Training, Workshop
Categories (tags) Uncategorized
Dates 2022/07/18 - 2022/07/23
Address Leibniz-Institute for the German Language, Mannheim (Germany)
Geolocation 49° 29' 15", 8° 27' 58"
Abstract due 2022/01/21
Submission deadline 2022/01/21
Final version due
Notification date
Tweet From 18-23 July 2022, the Summer Institute for Interactional Linguistics will be hosted at the Leibniz-Institute for the German Language (Mannheim, Germany). Deadline for applications: 21st Jan 2022.
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International Summer Institute for Interactional Linguistics 2022:


International Summer Institute for Interactional Linguistics

  • July 18-23, 2022
  • Leibniz-Institute for the German Language, Mannheim (Germany)


  • Emma Betz, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Elwys De Stefani, University of Heidelberg, Germany, & KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Arnulf Deppermann, Leibniz-Institute for the German Language, Mannheim, Germany
  • Barbara A. Fox, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
  • Chase Raymond, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
  • Jörg Zinken, Leibniz-Institute for the German Language, Mannheim, Germany

Local organizers: Arnulf Deppermann & Alexandra Gubina

Given a rapidly growing number of scholars interested in the topics of Grammar & Interaction, especially from a cross-linguistic perspective, we are offering a 6-day institute for Interactional Linguistics (IL) designed to equip participants with analytic methods and strategies that can be applied to a wide range of CA/IL research projects in different languages. This institute is intended for scholars who have some prior experience (i.e., have at least received some prior formal training) in Conversation Analysis / Interactional Linguistics. This includes graduate and post-doctoral researchers as well as established scholars who have already published CA/IL work and would like to obtain new skills in the given area. The course will be limited to 24 participants to allow intensive data work and individualized interaction with the six facilitators. The training will be based on video-recorded interactional data from English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish and Russian. The data will be provided by the facilitators.

Each day of the institute will consist of:

  1. a plenary talk by one of the facilitators
  2. a data session on fundamental topics of CA/IL (e.g., turn construction and turn-taking, repair, sequence organization, preference, action formation and ascription). These data sessions will be based on English-language video-recorded data;
  3. a project session in which a small group of participants will be working on a specific interactional phenomenon in one or more languages listed above. During the six days of the institute, each group is going to form and revise a collection in their language, develop a research question etc. The results of the project work will be presented on the last day of the Institute;
  4. homework assignments that small groups complete together after hours for the next day;


The cost of the institute is €280 EUR for unsalaried (post)graduates without training budgets and €420 EUR for salaried researchers. This cost includes course materials, a Certificate of Attendance, and light refreshments for the six days. It does not include main meals, accommodation, and transportation.

Due to the limited number of participants, attendance will be based on an application process. Applicants should contact Alexandra Gubina ( and send (i) a description of their prior CA-related work and experience (training, i.e., workshops, courses; knowledge of transcription conventions and transcribing experience; work on research projects; theses and publications; max. 1 page), (ii) the topic of their Ph.D. project, which language(s) and language varieties they are working on as well as the name(s) of their advisor(s) and (iii) a PDF-version of their curriculum vitae, including information on their language skills.

Application deadline is January 21, 2022. Applicants will be notified of their participation status by February 17, 2022.

COVID-19 pandemic

We anticipate that in light of the current pandemic situation around the world, it has become difficult, if not impossible for most of us to make any long-term plans. However, we still encourage everyone interested in participating to send us an application. Since the Summer Institute will be organized as an on-site event, payment will not be due until we are sure that traveling is safe. Furthermore, as we are applying for additional financial support, the fees mentioned above may be decreased. All the applicants will be notified about any changes regarding the cost/format of the Summer Institute by early 2022.

For inquiries and further information, please contact Alexandra Gubina (