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Discursis and Conversation Analysis

Hello all AIEMCA,
Please see this posting as an invitation to the following event. If you would like to attend, please contact Nathaniel Mitchell (
This coming Friday, 3rd of July 2015.
Seminar on Discursis and CA
Title: Two approaches to understanding the structure of everyday interaction: Discursis and Conversation Analysis
When: Fri 3rd July 2015, 1.00-3.00pm
Location: GP South (building 78), room 420, University of Queensland St Lucia Campus
Speaker: Dr Johanna Rendle-Short
Host: Prof Janet Wiles; This is a joint seminar with the Brisbane Transcript Analysis Group.
Abstract: This seminar will look at two different approaches to analysing everyday interaction, namely conversation analysis (CA) and Discursis. Conversation analysis is an established methodology that analyses the structure and organisation of ordinary everyday conversations or institutional talk. Discursis is a computer-based tool developed by the University of Queensland that shows the structure, information content and inter-speaker relationships of human communication. The focus of the seminar is to compare how the two approaches analyse conversations and whether their very different analytic approaches can provide different, yet complementary, understandings of the structural organisation of interaction
Biography: Johanna Rendle-Short researches within the area of spoken interaction and discourse. She utilises the methodology of conversation analysis (CA) or talk-in-interaction as a framework for analysing everyday talk and interaction. She applies conversation analysis to a variety of contexts, including, language and learning, media studies, and children and adults who are communicatively impaired. She is particularly interested in how children with Asperger’s Syndrome communicate with those around them.
Professor Janet Wiles
Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language,
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering,
The University of Queensland | Cricos Provider: 00025B
Complex and Intelligent Systems research:
Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language:
co- nathaniel mitchell
TAG 2015 secretary
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