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|154158||Conversation Analysis||2 HS||Di 14:15 – 15:45||R. 3.207|
Generally, linguists had neglected mundane conversation until the preoccupation with observing conversational behaviour in ethnomethodology (Garfinkel 1967) and ‘interaction order’ (Goffman, 1959) inspired the sociologists Sacks, Schegloff and Jefferson (1974) to analyze the social organization (and
orderliness) of conversation, or ‘talk-in-interaction’, through a detailed inspection of recorded conversations.
This course, initially, will cover these theoretical underpinnings of conversation analysis (CA) and its use in different fields of research (such as linguistic anthropology). An introduction to the basic methodologies of recording and detailed turn by turn transcription will then be provided, and subsequently practised with focus on conversation openings and closings, turn-taking, turn sequencing and turn co-construction, adjacency pairs, and topic and trajectory management.
Progressing from insights from CA research on “ordinary” speakers, as Heritage (1984) calls them, CA will then be harnessed for second language talk-in-interaction, with focus on “contingent achievement” (Firth 1996) in the context of the immediacy of conversation.
Course assignments and requirements will be discussed at the first session.
Main course text:
Sidnell, J. 2010. An Introduction to Conversation Analysis. London: Blackwell.
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