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Tue 16 Feb, Tue 23 Feb, ... Tue 9 Mar 2021
10:00 - 10:30

Venue: SSRMP Zoom

Provided by: Social Sciences Research Methods Programme


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Conversation and Discourse Analysis

Tue 16 Feb, Tue 23 Feb, ... Tue 9 Mar 2021



The course content for this year is under construction and will change. While the focus of the course will remain the same, the balance of the content between two types of analysis will change and hands-on tasks added to the curriculum.

The module will introduce students to the study of language use as a distinctive type of social practice. Attention will be focused primarily on the methodological and analytic principles of conversation analysis. (CA). However, it will explore the debates between CA and Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), as a means of addressing the relationship between the study of language use and the study of other aspects of social life. It will also consider the roots of conversation analysis in the research initiatives of ethnomethodology, and the analysis of ordinary and institutional talk. It will finally consider the interface between CA and CDA.


  • Session 1: The Roots of Conversation Analysis
  • Session 2: Ordinary Talk
  • Session 3: Institutional Talk
  • Session 4: Conversation Analysis and Critical Discourse Analysis
Target audience
  • University Students from Tier 1 Departments
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Number of sessions: 4

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 16 Feb   10:00 - 10:30 10:00 - 10:30 SSRMP Zoom Miriam Rahali
2 Tue 23 Feb   10:00 - 10:30 10:00 - 10:30 SSRMP Zoom Miriam Rahali
3 Tue 2 Mar   10:00 - 10:30 10:00 - 10:30 SSRMP Zoom Miriam Rahali
4 Tue 9 Mar   10:00 - 10:30 10:00 - 10:30 SSRMP Zoom Miriam Rahali

This module is not assessed.

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