Aarhus, Denmark

Applied Conversation Analysis

when 22 July 2024 - 9 August 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 846

This course in applied conversation analysis introduces students to the rules of talk-in-interaction and explores how these rules are used in professional settings. In the first part of the course students will learn that talk is a collaborative achievement, and that speakers use turn taking and the sequential organisation of talk to make sense of one another, fix misunderstandings, and to challenge or align with other speakers. The second part of the course explores these interactional rules in a range of workplaces: education (e.g. how teachers design question and answer sequences in classrooms), psychology (e.g. how therapists manage to facilitate a perspective shift while supporting the emotional needs of clients); medicine (e.g. how doctors elicit the reason for the visit at the beginning of consultations), law (e.g. how ‘facts’ are talked into being in courtrooms); and journalism (e.g. how journalists pursue answers in political interviews). On completion of this subject students will understand the systematic practices we use to manage conversations and be able to analyse evidence to explain how speakers navigate professional interactions.

Course leader

Amelia Church

Target group

Bachelor's Level

Fee info

EUR 846: EU/EEA citizens
EUR 1400: NON EU/EEA citizens


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