We are pleased to announce that HUMAN Research Centre will start organising regular reading group meetings. Our visiting researcher from University of Southern Denmark, Maria Vanessa aus der Wieschen has taken the initiative to lead the event for whole summer. Find the details for the structure and content of the first meeting below.
In our reading group we will discuss Conversation Analysis (CA) classics as well as state-of-the art articles and some thought-provoking, untraditional CA work
We will meet every other week, and the first reading group session will be on the 8th of July at 3:00 pm. We are going to meet in the meeting room of the department of foreign language education, 3rd floor.
Readings for the first reading group:
We’re going to discuss T. Stiver’s 2015 article on formal coding in CA, and two responses to this article.
– Stivers, T. (2015). Coding social interaction: A heretical approach in conversation analysis?. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 48(1), 1-19.
– Steensig, J., & Heinemann, T. (2015). Opening up codings?. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 48(1), 20-25.
– Nishizaka, A. (2015). Facts and Normative Connections: Two Different Worldviews. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 48(1), 26-31.
Structure of the reading group:
We will start the reading group by summarizing the articles, followed by an in-depth discussion of them. To prepare for the reading group, please read the three articles.
Additionally, you may want to do some of the following in order to prepare for the discussion:
- Write down any questions you may have about the articles
- Find one or more passages that you find interesting
- Think about how the points presented in the articles relate to other theories or to your own research
- Choose the paper you agree with the most, then pretend to be the devil’s advocate and criticize the authors’ viewpoints
In the future reading groups, we’re going to talk about:
– Usage-based linguistics/CA interface (Eskildsen)
– CA replication (Markee 2015)
– CA-for-SLA (one of the classics, or something new or untraditional?)
– Ethnography/Micro-analysis (Cekaite 2007)
– Experimental CA
– Knowledge displays (Koole 2010)
Maria Vanessa aus der Wieschen
PhD Fellow, University of Southern Denmark, Department of Design and Communication