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CA Day 2022, Monday 19th December (hybrid)

December 19, 2022



‌Loughborough University’s Discourse and Rhetoric Group (DARG) hosted its 11th Conversation Analysis Day on Monday the 19th December 2022, 9:30am-5:30, (followed by an evening reception with food and wine).

It took place in the Brockington U005 and online for a (hybrid) meeting comprising a series of paper presentations in an informal and friendly atmosphere. We also celebrated the retirement of our dear colleague Charles Antaki.

You can check the hashtags: #LboroCADay22 #CAkeOff2022 to see the event on whichever social media sites still exist!

Invited Speakers


We have put a list of abstracts onto our blog. You can also download the programme and abstracts as a PDF here: CA_day-2022

Time (GMT) Title Presenter
09.00-09.25 Registration, tea, and coffee
09.25-09.35 Welcome to CA Day
09.35-10:00 The role of affiliation in managing progressivity of complaints calls Catrin S. Rhys, Maria Erofeeva (Ulster), Bethan Benwell (Stirling)
10:00-10.25 Mothers reporting racism on Mumsnet Yarong Xie (Edinburgh)
10.25-10:50 “Have you ever actually talked to him?”: Indirect complaint sequences and the role of epistemics in failed affiliation during family talk Andrea Rodriguez, Valeria Sinkeviciute (Queensland)
10.50-11.30 Break – tea and coffee and #CAkeOff2022
11.30-11.30 A critique of deplorable misunderstanding Chazz
11.30-12.15 Keynote 1: Doing being helpful: Personal and analytical reflections Steven Bloch (UCL)
12.15-13.15 Lunch
13.15-13:40 Elephant in the room: Alluding-to common knowledge in broadcast talk Matthew Butler (York)
13.40-14.05 Applying conversation analysis to explore police-victim interaction during first response call-outs to domestic abuse incidents Kate Steel (UWE Bristol)
14.05-14.30 How do you stop someone from being killed? An CA examination of bystander interventions in the murder of George Floyd Chris Walton  (Lancaster)
14.30-14.55 ‘You’re an idiot’: Using insults and harsh criticism to foster the  development of staff in high quality leader-member exchange LMX relationships Cat Holt (Exeter)
14.55-15.25 Break – tea and coffee and #CAkeOff2022
15.25-15:50 ‘So I can go to work?’ Stance-taking in negotiations about short-term sick leave Aija Logren (Tampere)
15.50-16.15 Inductive approach in EMCA: The role of accumulated ethnographic and video-based observations in studying the specialised institutional setting of military observer training Antti Kamunen, Tuire Oittinen, Iira Rautiainen, Pentti Haddington (Oulu)
16.15-17.00 Keynote 2: Words don’t come easy: On empathetic sounding in interaction Leelo Keevallik (Linköping)
17.00-17.30 Close, including results of the #CAkeOff2022 and a celebration of Charles Antaki’s retirement.
17.30-17.40 Charles Antaki and his Identities Jonathan Potter(Rutgers)
17.40- close Drinks 🍷 🥂 and pizza 🍕 @ Brockington



The grand CA Day #CAkeOff2022 competition was held, for the first time, in hybrid format.

The two winners were Cat Holt for her amazing Transcription Cake:


Our fabulous keynotes Leelo Keevallik and Steven Bloch judged, along with enthusiastic participation from all other CA Day in-person delegates.

Our online CAke-off was won by Maddie Tremblett who sent this short naturalistic video clip of someone eating her cake, judged by our esteemed #CAkeOff2022 judge Sally Wiggins ( The idea here was to capture the cake recipient’s responses (e.g., gustatory ‘mms’, lip smacks, or ‘yucks’). You can read more about gustatory mms here.



December 19, 2022
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Brockington Building, U.0.05
Loughborough University
Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU United Kingdom