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Minster (c) Georgi Mabee

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses

Continuing Professional Development courses in Forensic Speech and Audio

16 - 18 March 2020

The Department of Language and Linguistic Science is pleased to announce that our seventh CPD course in Forensic Speech and Audio Analysis has been confirmed, and will run on 16th-18th March 2020

The course provides participants with understanding of both the theory and practice of forensic speech and audio analysis. In addition to being introduced to underlying concepts and principles, participants will gain hands-on experience of analysing real casework recordings. The course is delivered by departmental staff in conjunction with speech and audio experts from JP French Associates, the UK’s longest-established and leading independent provider of forensic speech and audio services to law enforcement, prosecution and defence agencies.

CPD Forensic Speech and Audio Analysis - March 2020 (PDF , 2,329kb)

Please contact James Tompkinson ( for more information.

Advanced Methods in Conversation Analysis

13 - 15 May 2020 

This short course will focus on advanced analytic methods used in contemporary Conversation Analysis (CA), including (i) working with complex collections, (ii) reconceptualizing social action, (iii) multimodality and multimodal transcription, and (iv) phonetic and prosodic design.  The course will equip participants with new analytic skills, techniques, and strategies that can be applied in a broad range of research projects on both ordinary and institutional interaction. 

The course is intended for those who have some prior experience with Conversation Analysis (e.g., having taken a previous course in our series or elsewhere) and who are interested in expanding their methodological toolkit.  The course is suitable for graduate and post-doctoral researchers in any relevant discipline as well as established researchers who wish to acquire new skills in the areas to be covered.

Offered by the Centre for Advanced Studies in Language and Communication, further information is available on their web page.