Minster (c) Georgi Mabee

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses

Upcoming courses:

Introduction to Conversation Analysis

11 - 13 December 2019

Conversation Analysis (CA) is increasingly widely used as a research methodology in Sociology, Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Social Psychology, the Health Sciences and other related disciplines. This short course is designed to give an introduction to the basic principles and methods of CA, focusing on three core topics: (i) turn-taking and overlap, (ii) sequence organization and preference and (iii) repair.

The course is intended for those who have had little previous experience with conversation analysis but who are interested in what it might offer them in their own research and are considering whether to use this method in their doctoral or post-doctoral research. It may also serve as a refresher course for those with some previous experience of CA and who now want to teach or conduct research in this area. Ideally participants will already have or have plans to record their own data. Participants may therefore be at an earlier stage in planning their research. The course would suit graduate and post-doc researchers in any relevant discipline.

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

Communication in Medical and Healthcare Interactions 

6 - 8 January 2020

This is a short course in researching medical and healthcare interactions. The course is designed to benefit those beginning or in the early stages of research into medical, clinical and healthcare interactions; it will also be relevant for healthcare professionals interested in communication. The programme will include lectures on a range of integrated topics, directed exercises, as well as practical hands-on sessions giving participants experience in analyzing data, using the perspective and methods of Conversation Analysis (CA). The data used throughout will be from real-life, authentic medical interactions.

Our aim is to assist participants in developing research skills, through enhancing their understanding of CA’s methodology, and their ability to apply CA in their investigations of medical interactions.

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

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 (james.tompkinson@jpfrench.com) 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.