- Code LING2106
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Linguistics
- Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Johanna Rendle-Short
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2014
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How is conversation organised? How do we know when it is our turn to talk? How is talk managed so that only one person speaks at a time? Do you know the rules for starting a conversation? Are there any rules for closing a conversation? This course will seek to answer these questions by examining everyday talk and conversations. It will investigate how people organize their talk so that only one person talks at a time. It will look at the structure of interaction and examine how speakers move from one topic to another. This course is relevant for anyone interested in language and social interaction and in understanding how we use language within society.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Collect examples of naturally-occurring everyday interaction.
- Transcribe examples of naturally-occurring everyday interaction, using conversation analysis transcription conventions.
- Explain, and argue for, the structural ‘rules' of everyday interaction, e.g. rules for ensuring that only one person talks at a time, rules for opening and closing conversations, rules for determining what is a ‘turn at talk' and rules for determining the structural organisation of these turns at talk.
- Work in a group to analyse how interaction is structured.
- Think about, write and present an argument using the methodology of conversation analysis.
Assessment consists of a transcription assignment (10%) due Week 6, [Learning Outcomes 2]
A terminology test (1000 words) (10%) due Week 8, [Learning Outcomes 3, 5]
A group project (1000 words) (35%) due Week 11, [Learning Outcomes 3, 4, 5]
A final project (2,500 words) (45%) due in the exam period [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5].
Passing of the course is conditional on students passing all assessment items.
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3 weekly contact hours, plus 7 hours of regular work per week outside class.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Liddicoat, A. (2007) An Introduction to Conversation Analysis. Continuum.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4730||17 Feb 2014||07 Mar 2014||31 Mar 2014||30 May 2014||In Person||N/A|