18th June 2019 - John Heritage on "Talk Matters" at York University

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Type Seminar
Categoryies (tags) Uncategorized
Dates 2019/06/18 - 2019/06/18
Link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-matters-tickets-62306124295
Address University of York
Geolocation 53° 56' 46", -1° 3' 6"
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Tweet The Department of Sociology at the University of York is delighted to be hosting a public lecture by Professor John Heritage - Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology, UCLA - on Tuesday 18th June, 5pm
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18th June 2019 - John Heritage on "Talk Matters" at York University:


Talk Matters

An Open Lecture by John Heritage, PhD FAcSS Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology, UCLA

Hosted by the Language & Social Interaction Research Cluster Department of Sociology, University of York

One of the more surprising developments in sociology during recent decades has been the success of the ultra-microsociological field of conversation analysis (CA). As its name implies, this field focuses on how people talk in conversation and other forms of interaction, and it does so in fine detail. The field was invented in my Department at UCLA, and has since become a widespread approach to research on social interaction and commmunication, practiced worldwide and prominently here at the University of York. The success of this field has two sources: its contribution to solving basic problems in the social sciences, and its use as a resource in solving applied problems in many walks of life. This talk describes some of the basic problems, as well as some applications of CA in the everyday worlds of law, medicine and politics.

Date: 18 June 2019 Time: Drinks and snacks from 5pm. Talk to start at 6pm. Place: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York (Campus West). See: https://www.york.ac.uk/about/maps/ for maps and directions.

To book: Tickets (free of charge) can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/second-annual-lecture-tickets-62306124295

Enquiries to: Merran Toerien (merran.toerien@york.ac.uk)