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Welcome to CORE-ILCA!

We are a community of early-career researchers in Interactional Linguistics and Conversation Analysis.

Photo by Sophia Fiedler

What do we do?

We meet – online.

We exchange ideas, experiences and knowledge.

We offer a safe space for young researchers to connect.

Get to know us

Our community in numbers


early-career researchers


different countries



100 %

Interactional Linguistics & Conversation Analysis

Our general activities


Data sessions

Organizational meetings

Workshops (methodological topics, practical questions of the academic world,…)


Reading sessions

Skills sessions

Writing groups

Peer feedback

W(h)ining groups/Therapy

Global annual graduation party to celebrate all the newly-minted PhDs

Open Office Hours with Senior researchers on a variety of topics in their expertise

All the members of the CORE-ILCA community express their gratitude to Jörg Bergmann, Barbara Fox, Richard Ogden, Chase Raymond and Sandra Thompson for the time dedicated to the ECRs, within the project ‘Open Office Hours: meet the professors.’ and for offering their expertise to younger research, thereby helping their development.

Our interest groups

Within our community we treat three different linguistic topics at the moment which we hope to expand in the next few months:

  • L2 interaction
  • Nonlexical vocalizations
  • Collaborative turns
  • Grammar in Interaction
  • Phonetics in interaction