23rd September, data and discussion day

(please forward this onto anyone interested in CA, MCA, EM, DA, interactional pragmatics etc.)

I am posting this to inform you all of the special event on the 23rd of September.

There will be a series of data sessions (2) and a discussion panel as well. We will make these available via ZOOM (a web-based meeting program) so you can link in from different sites.
If there are several people near you that are interested in ZOOM-ing in, please contact me (nathaniel.mitchell@griffithuni.edu.au) or the Transcript analysis group (respond to this email) so we can organise things (email out transcripts etc.)

Susan has kindly offered QUT as the source site. That means that we can run data sessions through b426 (the normal room, I think that’s the number). If you’re nearby, you’re welcome to attend at that venue.

We have checked to see if ZOOM works (last TAG) and it seems quite stable, but there are some microphone issues. We will try to rectify this with a better microphone. But, if you are having trouble hearing the talk at times, please be sure to use headphones.

We are proposing that we run like this:

Data Session (10-11:30) Ann or Emma

Discussion session (12:30-2) Rod

Data Session (2:30-4) Ann or Emma
(Please note, these are Brisbane times)

The data discussion will be centred around the recent “Epistemic Challenge” from Discourse Studies. Here is a short abstract from Rod Gardner:

I’m sure some of you have seen (and even read) the recent papers published online in Discourse Studies, by Doug Macbeth, Michael Lynch, Jean Wong among others. They raise some what I think are crucial questions about the ‘Epistemic Program’ in CA. It made me think that we could have a special TAG session to discuss the papers.

If you go to the DS website, search for authors: Michael Lynch, Douglas Macbeth, Oskar Lindwall and Jacob Steensig, and you should find the papers. They have all been published in the last issue of Discourse Studies, so they’re ready for you to access.
This discussion session will be specifically oriented to these papers and the issues they raise.
Please access the papers through your Library’s database, and bring your ideas to the discussion on the 23rd Sept.
I will be at the event so I should be able to help with technical difficulties.

Nathaniel Mitchell
on behalf of
Transcript Analysis Group