Category Archives: TAG: Transcript Analysis Group

TAG 12 Oct 2018 “unmotivated looking”


As is the case during semester, TAG (transcript analysis group in and around Brisbane) meets up fortnightly on a Friday.
Friday, 12 oct, 1:30pm AEST we’re meeting up and using a formal procedure to engage in some unmotivated looking.
The data is derived from a small corpus of semi-structured conversations (the participants were asked to “just have a chat”).

Please come along.

It will be held at SouthBank Campus: Room S07_2.17, 1:30 to 3:30pm.
Contact Nathaniel on 0410638227
or email the TAG group secretary, Lara :

See you there
Nathaniel Mitchell


USQ TAG session Fri 20 May

Exciting times for the TAG community. We’re expanding (just a little, but expanding nonetheless).

Data: The data we will be looking at is authentic suicide risk assessments and comes from psychological and psychiatric consultations where the client and clinician are talking about the client’s suicide ideation and suicide attempts.  Some TAG members may find listening to such talk distressing and may not wish to attend this session.


Room: Building B – 210.  Building B is where the School of Psychology and Counselling staff are located.  If you go in the big glass doors on level 2, walk toward the lifts, turn left and it is down the corridor on the right after my office.


Parking: I’m not sure how many of you are driving but there is limited public parking on campus.  You can park in P1 in the Psychology and Counselling Clinic car park spaces.  If there are no spaces, go around to P2 and park in the UQ Health car parking spaces.  They are after the speed bump. This is a link to the campus map


RSVP for Lunch: My HoS has kindly agreed to shout us lunch so if you are coming along on Friday please let me know by COB Wednesday so we can get this organised.


If you have any problems my phone number is below and my mobile is 0409639148. See you on Friday.


Kind Regards



below is the link for the Google Calendar notification of the event.

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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
AIEMCA blogger