We are internationally renowned for our research in language and communication.

We specialise in basic and applied conversation analysis, discourse analysis and the study of gesture in interaction.

Our longstanding national and international collaborations are strengthened through our work at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Language and Communication.

Our research has considered language and interaction within:

  • medical practice
  • the Department for Work and Pensions
  • maternity services
  • laboratory-based psychological experiments
  • the social organisation of musical masterclasses
  • identity management in young women's conversation
  • online social media platforms
  • paranormal experience
  • counselling settings.

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Dr Merran Toerien
Senior Lecturer in Sociology
merran.toerien@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 32 3061

People

  • Dr Alicia Fuentes-Calle
  • Language, communication and poetics, language and communication within spiritual traditions/anomalous experiences.
  • Dr Victoria Land
  • Conversation Analysis, healthcare interactions, labour and childbirth.
  • Dr Darren Reed
  • Human-computer interaction, health and intelligent communication systems, social informatics, performativity and identity.

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Contact us

Dr Merran Toerien
Senior Lecturer in Sociology
merran.toerien@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 32 3061