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Johanna Rendle-Short presents on "Two approaches to understanding the structure of everyday interaction: Discursis and Conversation Analysis", 3 July 2015

Processing, Shape, University of Queensland

Date: 3 July 2015

Two approaches to understanding the structure of everyday interaction: Discursis and Conversation Analysis. A joint seminar with the Brisbane Transcript Analysis Group.

When:  1.00-3.00pm, Fri 3rd July 2015,
Where: GP South (building 78), room 420, University of Queensland St Lucia Campus

This seminar will look at two different approaches to analysing everyday interaction, namely conversation analysis (CA) and Discursis. Conversation analysis is an established methodology that analyses the structure and organisation of ordinary everyday conversations or institutional talk. Discursis is a computer-based tool developed by the University of Queensland that shows the structure, information content and inter-speaker relationships of human communication. The focus of the seminar is to compare how the two approaches analyse conversations and whether their very different analytic approaches can provide different, yet complementary, understandings of the structural organisation of interaction.

Biography: Johanna Rendle-Short researches within the area of spoken interaction and discourse. She utilises the methodology of conversation analysis (CA) or talk-in-interaction as a framework for analysing everyday talk and interaction. She applies conversation analysis to a variety of contexts, including, language and learning, media studies, and children and adults who are communicatively impaired. She is particularly interested in how children with Asperger’s Syndrome communicate with those around them. https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/rendle-short-jh

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