Series of Nordic exploratory workshops on “Communicative impairment in interaction. A Nordic perspective on the social organisation of disordered talk”

Description

The workshops series consists of three follow up workshops held in Finland, Denmark and Sweden. The workshops will concentrate on recent research on communicative impairment within talk-in-interaction that shift the traditional (cognitive) perspective of impairment as a bodily (dys-)function within the individual, towards an interactionist and contextualist understanding of sense-making as an emergent product of interaction. The focus will be on empirical data of conversations involving one or more participants with a communication impairment. As the workshops concentrate on everyday interactional practices of the suffering parties the setting will be both institutional and home environments.
The series of Nordic exploratory workshops on “Communicative impairment in interaction. A Nordic perspective on the social organisation of disordered talk” aims to make Nordic expertise internationally visible and enrich the discussion that is mostly taking place in US and UK. This aim will be achieved by building a Nordic Network on Communicative Impairment (NNCI), for which an Internet site will be created. The network will concentrate Nordic expertise on communicative impairment. Another planned outcome of the series are joint publications and to strengthen the collaboration of Nordic experts by developing an application for funding for an international research project on atypical communication with a selected number of participants.
The network series is funded by the Nordic Research Council for Humanities and the Social Science.
AcronymCommunicative impairment in interaction
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/01/201431/12/2014