The first in our series of web diaries on Ethnmethodology/Conversation Analysis features Ann Weatherall from the University of Wellington talking to me at IPRA about conversation analysis. It is intended as a basic introduction to the ideas of conversation analysis in a condensed form.
These are featured and hosted through AIEMCA’s youtube channel. You are encouraged to use these videos on your own websites through the channel, but please ensure you give credit and a link to http://aiemca.net/
To increase the visibility of Australian CA and Ethnomethodology AIEMCA.net is planning to produce publication summaries of EM/CA publications from Australasian scholars (yup that means NZ too). If you have published something in EM/CA let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Articles, books, book chapters etc that have been published will be posted in quarterly publication summaries.
Also across the next month or so the membership listing for AIEMCA.net will be refreshed. To keep the list up to date if you are a part of the Australasian EM/CA community (as a scholar, research student or publishing non-scholar) let us know. Founding members will be retained in a separate listing.
To be listed as an AIEMCA member please email email@example.com with your name and institution (where relevant) and a link to your academic webpage (if any). Please let us know prior to 18 September 2008 after which the new listing will become live. Applications after this date will be accepted, but listing will be delayed.
The Multimodal Research Centre at Auckland University of Technology is holding a Plenary and Workshop day titled “Technologies and Multimodal Discourse” on Friday 23. October. The plenaries and workshops will be given by Theo van Leeuwen of the University of Technology, Sydney and Rodney Jones of the City University, Hong Kong. We thought that the workshops may be of interest to either yourself or to colleagues and have attached a pdf information flyer. I would be most grateful if you could please circulate this to relevant people.
If you’d like any further details, please contact Dr. Sigrid Norris, phone: +64 (0)9 921 9999 x 6262, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or alternatively, the website: http://www.multimodalresearch.org. Also check out the conference flyer for more information.
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.