This module provides practical hands-on training in the analysis of spoken interactional data. It introduces you to the concepts and techniques of Conversation Analysis, and it shows you how these can be enriched by the work of Erving Goffman and then set in a broader context through linguistic ethnography.
Data workshops play a central role in the module, and as it progresses, you will gradually build up an analysis of data of your own. Instead of being taught for two-hours once a week, the module involves a mixture of 3 hour data-sessions and 90 minute classes dispersed throughout the term, and this provides you with time to develop your own projects.
*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.
Prof. Ben Rampton
Module assessment - more information
(1) One 3,000 word essay (80%)
(2) One group presentation with handout (20%).