Analysing Talk In Interaction
Lectures 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Charles Antaki
Loughborough University

Analysing Talk in Interaction: Schedule of Lectures and Seminars

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Lecture 1: The range of interest in language in the social sciences, and a brief account of Speech Act Theory

Seminar: General discussion and orientation to the course
Reading: Nothing special for this seminar, as it is the first one.

Lecture 2: Pragmatics II: The Co-operative Principle

Seminar: Discussion of Grice's cooperative principle & maxims
Reading: The section on the Cooperative principle in any of the Pragmatics introductory texts listed in the Readings (see link at top of the page)

Lecture 3: Conversation Analysis I: Its sociological roots

Seminar: What CA started out wanting to do
Reading: The introductory chapters of any of the CA texts that I list in the Readings; preferably Hutchby and Wooffitt chapter 1.

Lecture 4: Conversation Analysis II: The Basics

Seminar: Exercises in seeing conversational structures and sequences
Reading: More reading in Hutchby and Wooffitt

Lecture 5: Conversation Analysis III: Performing Social actions

Seminar: An examination of a complex case demonstrating participants' uptake of the meaning of an utterance
Reading: See the appendix to lecture 6

Lecture 6: Working through the 'CA Tutorial' - transcription 1

Seminar: discussion of 'context' - what do we leave out in transcription? 
Reading: read the background to transcription in Hutchby and Wooffitt, or ten Have

Lecture 7: Working through the 'CA Tutorial' - transcription 2

Seminar: more on transcription from the CA tutorial
Reading: read the background to transcription in Hutchby and Wooffitt, or ten Have

Lecture 8: Working through the 'CA Tutorial' - analyses

Seminar: Discussion of 'teasing' and 'noticing'
Reading: read up on 'noticing' in a reference I will give you

Lecture 9: Categories in talk - introduction

Seminar: Discussion of categories and identity
Reading: Chapter 1 of Antaki and Widdicombe 'Identities in talk'

Lecture 10: Categories in talk - examples

Seminar: Work with data extracts
Reading: Appropriate chapters of Antaki and Widdicombe 'Identities in talk' (selected in the previous week)

Lecture 11: Applied CA - Institutional talk 1

Seminar: What's the difference between 'ordinary conversation' and talk in business, in a shop, to a help-line, between a nurse and patient, etcetera? 
Reading: Drew and Heritage, 'Talk at Work', chapter 1

Lecture 12: Applied CA - Institutional talk 2

Seminar: Further discussion of applied issues
Reading: Selected chapters from Drew and Heritage

Lecture 13: Review

Seminar: Review of the course
Reading: Read over your lecture notes

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