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Type Training
Categoryies (tags) Uncategorized
Dates 2019/12/11 - 2019/12/13
Link https://www.york.ac.uk/sociology/shortcourses/
Address University of York, UK
Geolocation 53° 56' 46", -1° 3' 6"
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Tweet York Short #EMCA Courses: 2019 Introduction to Conversation Analysis, Centre for Advanced Studies in Language and Communication University of York, UK, 11-13 December 2019 with Paul Drew, Kobin Kendrick, Richard Ogden, and Merran Toerien -
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Introduction to Conversation Analysis 11-13 December 2019 Paul Drew, Kobin Kendrick, Richard Ogden, and Merran Toerien

Conversation Analysis (CA) is increasingly widely used as a research methodology in Sociology, Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Social Psychology, the Health Sciences and other related disci- plines. We are offering a short course designed to give an introduction to the basic principles and methods of CA, focusing on three core topics: (i) turn-taking and overlap, (ii) sequence organization and preference and (iii) repair.

The course is intended for those who have had little previous experience with conversation analysis but who are interested in what it might offer them in their own research and are considering whether to use this method in their doctoral or post-doctoral research. It may also serve as a refresher course for those with some previous experience of CA and who now want to teach or conduct research in this area. Ideally participants will already have or have plans to record their own data. Participants may therefore be at an earlier stage in planning their re- search. The course would suit graduate and post-doc researchers in any relevant discipline.

The course will be limited to no more than 20 participants so that we can work intensively to develop basic skills in data analysis and to understand the three core topics to be covered. While it is not possible to learn CA from scratch in just three days, we will introduce partici- pants to key analytic tools and methodological techniques in analysing data, including reading CA transcripts, making collections of phenomena and analysing interactional patterns and prac- tices. The course will be organised through talks and practical activities and exercises, with an emphasis on hands-on work with data.

The short training course is intended to equip researchers to:

  • understand and apply the basic concepts of CA;
  • explore three fundamental organizations of conversation;
  • identify speciXic interactional patterns and phenomena in conversational data;
  • understand the importance of making collections as a step towards analysis; and
  • consider whether CA might be an appropriate methodology for their research.


The cost of the course is £380 for salaried researchers and faculty or £280 for postgraduate students. This includes course materials, a CertiXicate of Attendance, lunches, tea and coffee for the three days, and one dinner together on the evening before the Xinal day. It does not include accommodation, which can be found on campus or in local hotels.

The University of York offers bed and breakfast accommodation on campus at reasonable rates. This can be booked online at https://yorkconferences.com/. Information about accommoda- tions in York city centre, which is 15 minutes from campus, can be found at https://www.visi- tyork.org/sleep.

The course will commence at 10:00 on Wednesday 11 December and Xinish at approximately 16:00 on Friday 13 December. Details of the programme will be circulated at a later date.

The deadline for registration is the 27 November 2019, but bearing in mind the limited avail- ability, early registration is advised. Places will be reserved on a Xirst-come, Xirst-served basis. To register for the course, go to https://www.york.ac.uk/language/research/centres/caslc/. For inquiries and further information, please contact Paul Drew at (paul.drew@york.ac.uk).

Course tutors

Paul Drew, a Professor in the Department of Language and Linguistic Science, has consider- able experience of teaching CA at introductory and advanced levels, both in conventional courses and through workshops, worldwide. His current research includes projects on re- cruitment of assistance (with Kobin Kendrick), self-correction and normativity, and on medical interactions in neonatology, and telephone delivery of therapy for anxiety and depression (with Annie Irvine).

Kobin Kendrick is a Lecturer in the Department of Language and Linguistic Science. His re- search 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, a Professor in the Department of Language and Linguistic Science, is a phonet- ician and conversation analyst whose work explores the import of phonetic detail in talk-in-in- teraction. His current work focuses on click ('tut-tut' or 'tsk') sounds in English.

Merran Toerien is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology. She has expertise in the application of conversation analysis to communication in institutional settings, with a particu- lar interest in patient choice. She has extensive experience of teaching CA at undergraduate and graduate levels, and has run workshops in South Africa, China, the Netherlands and the UK.