Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

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I’m Jack and I’m a Conversation Analyst. My Conversation Analysis trajectory began at York St John University where I studied for my BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics being introduced to CA through Dr Andrew Merrison; at YSJ I was the lead organiser for the 2015 ULAB conference and I was awarded the Research prize, the Vice Chancellor’s Business School Medal and the English Language and Linguistics prize. I then began at the University of York to study for my MA Social Research (in the Sociology department where I received the departmental scholarship), I continued working with CA with D. Merran Toerien and co-organised the IE:CI 2016 conference. I am currently doing my PhD at Loughborough University, using an ethnomethodological approach in exploring how people produce, resist and obscure descriptions-in-interaction in conflict environments under the supervision of Dr Carly W. Butler and Dr Jessica S. Robles. Whilst at Loughborough, I co-founded the #DARGresistance day seminar series, the #EMCAremote (online) data sessions and I am the 2018-19 coordinator of the Discourse and Rhetoric Group.

I am interested in all things interaction. My first thesis focused on initial interactions and how participants’ orient to proffered categories through information solicits, whilst working on this I also explored notions of value and equity exchanges in conversation for my second thesis. During this time, and with Prof. Christoper J Hall and Chris Robson, I worked on a project on the lexico-grammatical resources of a non-native user of English.

I continued my interested in non-native speaker talk through to my MA wherein I explored shared decision-making (or lack thereof) in lifestyle changes with non-native speakers in diabetes consultations with a focus on the mechanics of how these decisions work; this project is part of a larger project exploring non-native speaker diabetes consultations with Prof. Clive Seale, Dr Carol Rivas, Dr Moria Kelly and numerous others.

My current research focuses returns to my initial interest as I seek to uncover the challenging and descriptive practices employed during arguments where the participants are unknown to one another. I am using a mix of ordinary, everyday ‘arguments’ where some moral, social or political issue/event is being done in and through the talk. Within this I am also exploring the sequential organisation of resistance, and how participants can safely do resisting.

  • Joyce, J. (2018, September). Doing Ethnomethodological Describing. Presented at the British Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, York St John University, UK.
  • Joyce, J. (2018, July). Descriptions in Interaction: Producing, Resisting and Obscuring. Presented at the International Conference on Conversation Analysis, Loughborough University, UK.
  • Joyce, J. (2018). [Review of the book Negotiating boundaries at work: Talking and transitions, by J. Angouri, M. Marra, & J. Holmes]. Language in Society. 47(3), pp. 472-473.
  • Joyce, J. (2018, May). Descriptions in Interaction: Producing, Resisting and Obscuring. Presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Hall, C., Joyce, J. & Robson, C. (2017). Investigating the lexico-grammatical resources of a non-native user of English: the case of can and could in email requests. Applied Linguistics Review. 8(1), pp. 35-61.
  • Joyce, J. (2015, July). Value in Interaction: Interactional (in)equitability . Presented at the Value and Virtue Conference, York St John University, UK.
  • Joyce, J. Membership Categorisation in Initial Interactions (2015, May). English Language and Linguistics Undergraduate Conference, York St John University, UK.
  • Joyce, J. (2015, April). Value in Interaction: Interactional (in)equitability. Presented at the Undergraduate Linguistics Association of Britain, York St John University, UK.
  • Joyce, J. (2015, April). Membership Categorisation in Initial Interactions. Presented at the Undergraduate Linguistics Association of Britain, York St John University, UK.
  • Hall, C., Joyce, J. & Robson, C. (2014, September). Lexico-grammatical resources of a non-native user of English. Presented at the British Association of Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, UK.