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Conversation Analysis: An Introduction and Overview 12 June 2017

In the last thirty years, Conversation Analysis has become the preeminent method for the analysis of naturally occurring interaction. Despite its name, CA studies all forms of talk-in-interaction in institutional or work related settings as well as in ordinary conversation. It also studies embodied behaviours such as gaze, gesture, and movement. 

In this course, we introduce the history and principles of CA, sketch some of its main analytic procedures, and show how it offers a indepth view of how we use talk in social interaction, and how these analytic practices inform a radical methodology in sociology.

This course is recommended for people with no prior knowledge of CA who just want to get a basic understanding of its distinctive approach, and those who intend to go on to take the more technical CA skills training programmes offered in the Department.

The course team will be Robin Wooffitt and Darren Reed
University of York, Research Centre for Social Sciences (RCSS)
Fee £75 (which includes tea/coffee and materials

Please contact Sarah Shrive-Morrison to reserve your place sarah.shrive-morrison@york.ac.uk

 

News Flash
Dates confirmed for 2017/18 'suite' of CA skills training courses:

1. Turn-Taking: 28-30 Nov 2017

2. Sequence Organisation: 12-14 Dec 2017

3. Repair: 17-19 April 2018

4. Word Selection: 22-24 May 2018

More details to follow soon

 

Short Courses 2016/17

Skills based training courses in Conversation Analysis

We offer a ‘suite’ of four courses (each 3 days) designed to provide ‘hands-on’ training in conversation analytic skills:

1.     Developing conversation analytic skills 1: Turn-taking
2.     Developing conversation analytic skills 2: Sequence organisation
3.     Developing conversation analytic skills 3: Repair
4.     Developing conversation analytic skills 4: Word selection

These courses are open to anyone who has some familiarity with conversation analysis (we prefer you to have taken an introductory course).

Courses 1 (Turn-taking) and 2 (Sequence organisation) can each be taken as a ‘stand alone’ course; however completion of courses 1 and 2 is a pre-requisite for taking courses 3 and 4. 

Completion of all 4 courses is highly recommended – and will equip you with an essential ‘toolbox’ of skills for doing conversation analysis.

DISCOUNTS:
Register for 2 courses at the same time: get 1/4 off the 2nd
Register for 3 courses at the same time: get 1/2 off the 3rd
Register for 4 courses at the same time: get 3/4 off the 4th  

Enquiries: Please contact Sarah Shrive-Morrison: sarah.shrive-morrison@york.ac.uk

 

COURSES IN 2016-2017 ‘SUITE’

Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 1: Turn-Taking
Tues 29 November – Thurs 1 December 2016

Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 2: Sequence Organisation
Tues 13 December – Thurs 15 December 2016

Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 3: Repair
Tues 18 April – Thurs 20 April 2017

Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 4: Word Selection
Tues 23 May – Thu 25 May 2017

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COURSE DETAILS

Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 1: Turn-Taking (3 days)

Next runs: Tues 29 November – Thurs 1 December 2016

Tutors to include: Clare Jackson, Sue Wilkinson and Celia Kitzinger

Pre-requisite: Some familiarity with conversation analysis (preferably an introductory CA course) 

Description: This course is one of two – on turn-taking and on sequence organisation - designed to provide core foundational training in conversation analysis (CA).  It will provide a systematic grounding in the CA domain of turn-taking.  The course will be taught via mini-lectures, practical activities and exercises, with an emphasis on hands-on work with data.  It will be an intensive course, limited to a maximum of 12 participants.  The course is intended for those with some prior familiarity with CA who now want to acquire key skills for working with conversational data.  It is not necessary for participants to have their own data set.

Cost: £360 (to include course materials, lunches, tea & coffee)

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Location: University of York, Research Centre for Social Sciences (Map)
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Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 2: Sequence Organisation

Next runs: Tues 13 December – Thurs 15 December 2016

Tutors to include: Sue Wilkinson and Merran Toerien

Pre-requisite: Some familiarity with conversation analysis (preferably an introductory CA course)

Description: This course is one of two – on sequence organisation and on turn-taking - designed to provide core foundational training in conversation analysis (CA).  It will provide a systematic grounding in the CA domain of sequence organisation.  It will be an intensive course, limited to a maximum of 12 participants.  The course will be taught via mini-lectures, practical activities and exercises, with an emphasis on hands-on work with data.  It is intended for those with some prior familiarity with CA who now want to acquire key skills for working with conversational data.  It is not necessary for participants to have their own data set.

Cost: £360 (to include course materials, lunches, tea & coffee)

Book now
Location: University of York, research Centre for Social Sciences (Map)
Suggested accommodation

  

Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 3: Repair

Next runs: Tues 11 October – Thurs 13 October 2016

(2017 dates) Tues 18 April – Thurs 20 April 2017

Tutors to include: Sue Wilkinson and Celia Kitzinger

Pre-requisites: Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 1 (Turn-taking) and 2 (Sequence Organisation)

Description: This course is one of two – on repair and on word selection – designed to provide further core training in conversation analysis (CA).  It will provide a systematic grounding in the CA domain of repair.  It will be an intensive course, limited to 12 participants.  The course will be taught via mini-lectures, practical activities and exercises, with an emphasis on hands-on work with data.  It is intended for those with some prior familiarity with CA – especially turn-taking and sequence organisation – who want to acquire key skills for working with conversational data.  It is not necessary for participants to have their own data set.

Cost: £360 (to include course materials, lunches, tea & coffee)

Book now (for Apr 2017)
Location: University of York, Research Centre for Social Sciences (Map)
Suggested accommodation

  

Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 4: Word Selection 

Next runs: Tues 18 October – Thurs 20 October 2016

(2017 dates) Tues 23 May – Thu 25 May 2017

Tutors to include: Sue Wilkinson, Clare Jackson and Celia Kitzinger

Pre-requisites: Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 1 (Turn-Taking) and 2 (Sequence Organisation)

Description: This course is one of two – on word selection and repair – designed to provide further core training in conversation analysis (CA).  It will provide a systematic grounding in the CA domain of word selection.  It will be an intensive course, limited to 12 participants.  The course will be taught via mini-lectures, practical activities and exercises, with an emphasis on hands-on work with data.  It is intended for those with some prior familiarity with CA – especially turn-taking and sequence organisation – who want to acquire key skills for working with conversational data.  It is not necessary for participants to have their own data set.

Cost: £360 (to include course materials, lunches, tea & coffee)

Book now (for May 2017)
Location: University of York, research Centre for Social Sciences (Map)
Suggested accommodation