The Discourse Analysis Group (DAG) is an academic interest group and has met fortnightly since 1997. At meetings we analyse data, discuss contemporary issues facing the field Conversation Analysis (CA), and provide collegial support to one another. The Group has been a vital part in the development of ANU graduate students working within CA. More recently, the group has expanded to include graduate students working within other discourse analytic frameworks. Current members include researchers and graduate students from the Australian National University, University of Canberra, and from Charles Stuart University.
The DAG has an email list, currently run by Sarah McLaughlin, which notifies members and interested parties of the DAG events. Email Sarah to be added to the DAG list to keep up to date on CA events in Canberra and in Australia.
The group started one Friday lunch time in the linguistics tea room in 1997. The idea of having regular meetings arose following a discussion between two PhD students (Belinda Collins and Johanna Rendle-Short) and their supervisor, Tony Liddicoat. They wanted a forum for discussing conversation analysis ideas, looking at data, and reading articles. Initially it was called the DA group, because the course then taught by Tony Liddicoat was called Discourse Analysis, even though the content of the course was Conversation Analysis (CA). It was only later that someone realised we were the DAGs. This is the term that has stuck over the years.
Some of the early members of the group were Nikki Bramley, Belinda Collins, Tony Liddicoat, Pieta Littleton, Marian May, Maurice Nevile, Johanna Rendle-Short. We would meet at 12.30 pm every second Friday.
The final program for the DAG canberra Data Analysis Workshop is online now.
The session will be held in e2.12, the usual room for DAG workshops at 9am on the 24th of July. Email Johanna Rendle-Short if you have any questions about the program.
The sessions are open to anyone interested in CA at any level of experience and usually range of levels including students new to CA through to experienced academics in the field. If your curious about picking up some CA skills in a supportive and friendly environment this day would be ideal.
The members page from the legacy AIEMCA site has been transposed across to the new AIEMCA page. Users familiar with the previous site will note that biographical content hasn’t come across with the page. Individual members can have links to their biographical information on university or personal webpages. To update your information please email email@example.com. If you’re not a member yet and you would like to be email us a short (one paragraph) biography including your research interests and publications (if any) in the field.
Also thanks again to Alec McHoul and all his hard work on the previous website, hopefully by now revelling in his hard earned semi-retirement.
Members can also advertise their EM/CA publications through the website. Email us with the abstract and link to the publication and we will include your article on the monthly list of AIEMCA member publications.
Rolling on from IPRA 2009 the Canberra Discourse Analysis Group will be having CA data analysis and presentations on the 24th of July. Ray Wilkinson will be presenting some data of aphasic interaction.Pentti Haddington will be presenting analysis of car interactions and Maurice Nevile and Johanna-Rendle short will also be presenting on their current projects.
There will also be a small gathering afterwards to celebrate the release of the AIEMCA website, demonstrating the audiovisual content from IPRA.
Keep an eye on the Announcements Forum for information on the Day.