York training: Methods in Conversation Analysis (17-20 May 2021)

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Type Training
Categories (tags) Training, EMCA
Dates 2021/05/17 - 2021/05/20
Link https://www.york.ac.uk/language/research/centres/caslc/#tab-5
Address Online (UK time)
Geolocation 53° 56' 46", -1° 3' 6"
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Tweet Short courses @caslc_uoy: Methods in Conversation Analysis (17-20 May 2021) taught by Paul Drew, @kobin, Richard Ogden, and Merran Toerien covering analytic methods used in contemporary Conversation Analysis (CA). £30
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York training: Methods in Conversation Analysis (17-20 May 2021):


Taught by Paul Drew, Kobin Kendrick, Richard Ogden, and Merran Toerien

This online short course will focus on analytic methods used in contemporary Conversation Analysis (CA), including (i) building and working with collections, (ii) transcribing embodied action, (iii) analysing non-lexical vocalizations, and (iv) applying findings in the real world. The course is designed to equip participants with new analytic skills, techniques, and strategies that can be applied in a broad range of research projects on both ordinary and institutional interaction.

The course is intended for those who have some prior experience with Conversation Analysis and who are interested in expanding their methodological toolkit. The course is suitable for graduate and post-doctoral researchers in any relevant discipline, as well as established researchers who wish to acquire new skills in the areas to be covered.

The course will be limited to no more than 15 participants so that we can work together intensively to develop the participants’ skills in data analysis. The course will be organised through a series of pre-recorded talks, synchronous online sessions with the course tutors, and practical activities and exercises, with an emphasis on hands-on work with data.

The short course is intended to equip researchers to:

  • work with collections of interactional practices;
  • transcribe embodied actions using standard conventions (Mondada) and the ELAN application for video annotation;
  • analyse aspects of the non-lexical vocalizations;
  • apply research findings in the real world; and
  • use the methodological techniques covered in their own research projects.

The course will run from 9:00 to 17:00 BST (GMT+1) each day, and the daily synchronous online sessions will take place at 10:00 and 15:00 BST (GMT+1). Details of the programme will be circulated at a later date.


The cost of the course is £30 per participant. This includes course materials and Certificate of Attendance.

Registration for the course will open soon on https://www.york.ac.uk/language/research/centres/caslc/#tab-5 . For inquiries and further information, please contact Kobin Kendrick at (kobin.kendrick@york.ac.uk).

Course tutors

  • Paul Drew (Professor in the Department of Language and Linguistic Science) has considerable experience of teaching CA at introductory and advanced levels, both in conventional courses and through workshops, worldwide. His current research includes projects on recruitment of assistance (with Kobin Kendrick), self-correction and normativity, and on medical interactions e.g. in neonatology critical care.
  • Kobin Kendrick (Senior Lecturer in the Department of Language and Linguistic Science): His research uses conversation analysis to investigate basic organizations of social interaction such as turn-taking, action-sequencing, and repair. A recent line of research (with Paul Drew) has examined the practices that participants in interaction use to ‘recruit’ others to assist them.
  • Richard Ogden (Professor in the Department of Language and Linguistic Science) is a phonetician and conversation analyst whose work explores the import of phonetic detail in talk-in-interaction. His current work focuses on click ('tut-tut' or 'tsk') sounds in English.
  • Merran Toerien (Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology) has expertise in the application of conversation analysis to communication in institutional settings, especially medical, with a particular interest in patient choice. She has extensive experience of teaching CA at undergraduate and graduate levels, and has run workshops in Brazil, South Africa, China, the Netherlands and the UK.