[HUMAN] Reading Group Meeting, Institutional Talk (Heritage, 1997)

The second reading group meeting of the semester will be held next week on the 8th of March, Tuesday at 15:30 in the meeting room of HUMAN Research Centre. Following the lively discussion we had last week on the systematics of turn-taking, we will read and discuss another seminal work, from Heritage (1997) on institutional talk and conversation analysis.

Heritage, J. (1997).Conversation analysis and institutional talk: analyzing data. In David Silverman (ed.) Qualitative Research: Theory, Method and Practice. London: Sage: 161-182.

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For the structure of reading group meetings (2015), see the list below:

We will start the reading group by summarising the articles, followed by an in-depth discussion of them.

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

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