Centre for Research in Communication and Culture


3 May 2017

Using Conversation Analysis in the Lab: A Critical Discussion/The recruitment of assistance in interaction

Presented By Kobin Kendrick
  • 1-2.30pm and 3-4.30pm (a DARG event)
  • B1.14 Brockington Building

About this event

From 1pm - 2.30pm, Kobin will be giving a short talk, followed by a discussion:

"In the introduction to the current issue of Research on Language and Social Interaction, I make the case that CA as a field should embrace a methodological pluralism that includes not only quantification but also experimentation and laboratory observation. The argument is not that such methods should or could replace standard conversation analytic methods, which have a proven history of robust empirical results, but rather that experimental and laboratory methods can fruitfully and productively complement conversation analytic ones. In this DARG session, I will first briefly summarize the main points in this argument and present data from a corpus of conversations collected in a research lab (Kendrick & Holler, 2016). The floor will then be open for what I hope will be a lively and critical discussion of the use of laboratory methods in CA and its implications for the field."

Please note: Kobin has suggested that attendees read the introduction to the ROLSI special issue.

From 3pm - 4.30pm, Kobin will present a data session:

"The data session will focus on a piece of video data (of naturally-occurring interaction) drawn from a collection of cases of the recruitment of assistance, part of an ongoing collaboration with Paul Drew."