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Analysing Spoken Discourse (Module)

Module description

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 although all module information is correct for the 2020/21 academic year, it is subject to change for subsequent academic years.

Staff information

Prof. Ben Rampton

Teaching pattern

Not applicable

Module assessment - more information

  • One 3,000 word essay (80%)
  • One group presentation with handout (20%)

Key information

Module code 5SSEL014

Credit level 5

Assessment coursework

Credit value 15

Semester Semester 2 (spring)

Study abroad module Yes