The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
EGH304 : Conversation Analysis
Dr Gareth Walker
Please note: This module may or may not run in any given semester. Please check with the tutor.
In this module we will work with recordings and transcriptions of real conversation, analysing in detail aspects of spoken interaction such as turn-taking, overlap, repair, sequence organisation and topic from the perspective of Conversation Analysis (CA). The module provides an opportunity to: deepen your understanding of how conversation is structurally organised; develop analyses of conversation which are grounded in the observable linguistic-sequential properties of the talk; and explore the relationship between CA and linguistics.
The whole group will meet for two hours each week, with the time divided between lectures and group work.
an essay (worth 35% of your final mark) in which you write on core areas of conversational organisation covered in the course (turn-taking and overlap, repair, sequence organisation).
an essay (worth 65% of your final mark) in which you identify some conversational phenomenon which is of interest for its linguistic-sequential properties, and then develop an original analysis of linguistic and interactional aspects of the phenomenon
Both components will involve detailed analysis of recordings and transcriptions which you will be given access to.
Dr Gareth Walker, 0114 222 0238
Information last changed: Tuesday 21st of March 2017 :: 03:26:04 PM (GMT)