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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 gratefully received the departmental scholarship), I continued working with CA with Dr. Merran Toerien and co-organised the IE:CI 2016 conference. I have recently been awarded a research studentship to to start my PhD at Loughborough University, using Conversation Analysis and Membership Categorisation Analysis under the supervision of Dr. Jessica Robles and Dr. Carly Butler.

My undergraduate 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 in an independent learning unit. Whilst at York St John University I worked on project with Prof. Christoper J Hall and Chris Robson 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 on ‘underground’ discriminatory practices which occur normatively through talk. The current data set is being video-recorded from a UK workplace and will be analysed using Membership Categorisation Analysis and Conversation Analysis.

  • Hall, C., Joyce, J. & Robson, C. (in press). Investigating the lexico-grammatical resources of a non-native user of English: the case of can and could in email requests. Applied Linguistics Review.
  • Joyce, J. (2015, July). Value in Interaction: Interactional (in)equitability . Presented at the Value and Virtue Conference, York St John University, York, UK.
  • Joyce, J. Membership Categorisation in Initial Interactions (2015, May). English Language and Linguistics Undergraduate Conference, York St John University, York, UK.
  • Joyce, J. (2015, April). Value in Interaction: Interactional (in)equitability. Paper presented at the Undergraduate Linguistics Association of Britain, York St John University, York, UK.
  • Joyce, J. (2015, April). Membership Categorisation in Initial Interactions. Presented at the Undergraduate Linguistics Association of Britain, York St John University, York, 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, Coventry, UK.