The first European Conference of Conversation Analysis, jointly organised by the universities of Nijmegen, Groningen, Utrecht, Amsterdam and the Erasmus Medical Centre, will be held on June 29-30, 2020 at Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

This new and informal conference will be a place for early- and mid-career researchers to discuss work-in-progress in an interactive and small-scale environment. You are welcome to submit any work-in-progress concerning social interaction from a conversation-analytic and/or interactional linguistic perspective. To stimulate and maintain engaging discussions, we strive for a limited number of participants (maximum of 70).

Keynote speakers

Melisa Stevanovic
(University of Helsinki)
Melisa Stevanovic
Saul Albert
(Loughborough University)
Saul Albert

See Keynotes for the keynote abstracts.

Call for papers

We invite contributions in three formats: original oral papers, data sessions and poster presentations.

Original papers

Papers present original work-in-progress (10-15 minutes), followed by discussion (15 -20 minutes). Goal of the presentations is to further work-in-progress (in analysis and/or towards publication).

Data sessions

Data sessions present data collections with a clear focus on a particular phenomenon and research question, (1 hour).

Poster presentations

Poster presentations are plenary and allow participants to present their work in short presentations based on the discussion/analysis of a single data excerpt  (5 minutes), followed by an opportunity to interact with the presenters individually on the basis of the full poster (30 minutes).


Please describe your contribution in 300-500 words and indicate whether it is intended as a paper, data session or poster.

Contributions in PDF format are to be submitted by email via europeanconferenceca2020@gmail.com.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is February 2nd, 2020 (notification of acceptance: March 1st).

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ECCA 2020 is sponsored by the following organisations:

Dutch Association for Applied Linguistics (Anéla)
Vereniging Interuniversitair Overleg Taalbeheersing (VIOT)