- Code LING6311
- 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
Language and Social Interaction is important for anyone who wants to understand how social interaction is organised. Students are given every opportunity to hear and analyse social interaction, such as ordinary everyday conversations, and to collect their own conversations for analysis. Students whose first language is not English will be able to collect and analyse social interaction data from their own language. There is a strong language and social interaction research culture at ANU. Students will be given every opportunity to learn from these more experienced researchers through seminars, data analysis sessions, and the fortnightly Discourse Analysis Group.
This course is compulsory for graduate students who wish to undertake further research (thesis or sub-thesis) in the area of language and social interaction, discourse analysis, conversation analysis or applied conversation analysis. It is also recommended for graduate students who wish to undertake further research in critical discourse analysis. Students should consult with the Convenor of Applied Linguistics or their potential supervisor as to whether or not they should take the course.
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.
- Critique other methods of analysing discourse (non-assessed).
Assessment consists of:
- A transcription assignment (10%) due Week 6 [Learning Outcome 1]
- Two critical summaries (750 words each) (10%) due Weeks 4 and 7 [Learning Outcome 3, 5, 6]
- Group assignment (1000 words) (35%) due Week 11, [Learning Outcomes 3, 4, 5]
- Final project (3000 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
Prescribed TextsSidnell, J. (2010) Conversation analysis: an introduction. Chichester, U.K.; Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4734||17 Feb 2014||07 Mar 2014||31 Mar 2014||30 May 2014||In Person||N/A|