As an author, you want to put your work in a place where it will be read widely. Indeed the people funding your research (including your own University) may demand that you find a way of doing so. But not every journal promising open access to your work is quite what it seems…. Continue reading
Several publishers have series devoted to interactional studies, and among them is the ever-lively collection Directions in Ethnomethodology & Conversation Analysis. Andrew Carlin has kindly agreed to give us an account of the scope and range of the series, and what the collection is trying to do.
With the closure in 1994 of George Psathas’ Studies in Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis, there was a need for a new book series that was recognized as an outlet dedicated to high quality ethnomethodological and conversation-analytic research. Continue reading
Jenny Mandelbaum offers these videos that she and colleagues use in teaching CA at Rutgers:
- The first part of this sketch from Monty Python about remedial help for having your sentences completed by others is great for introducing turn-taking, tcus, projectability, etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_cRP6MhM8k
- Another Monty Python sketch, The Great Debate, is a nice way to introduce/discuss TCUs and speech exchange systems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gULNoATVT1I
- This sketch from The Whitest Kids U’ Know, called The New Thing, leads to great discussions about sequence organization, conditional relevance and adjacency pairs (although some find it a little violent…) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpSeMIE361g
- This scene from Friends is useful for talking about apologies and what kinds of responses they might make relevant: (Minutes 1:36-2:45) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHTrX6milno
Jenny adds that YouTube has a free downloader, called YTD Video Downloader, available at http://download.cnet.com/YTD-Video-Downloader/3000-2071_4-10647340.html
Many groups of language-in-interaction researchers have regular meetings at which they look over a recording and share their analytic insights. These data-sessions can be a very useful and productive way of generating ideas, as well as being enjoyable occasions for like-minded researchers to feel part of a community.
Over the next weeks we shall be drawing up a list of these data sessions, to have a record of them in one place.
If anyone would like to add their group to the list, do please contact us at email@example.com.
Another set of video clips useful for teaching language in interaction, this time from Edward Reynolds (University of New Hampshire):
- I use this one for participation frameworks/eye contact https://vimeo.com/85448261
- It’s not a video but the ‘hide your pain Harold’ meme works well for expression/smiling http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/hide-the-pain-harold
- I use this one for second turn proof procedure, it’s also naturalistic. From 0:36 onward https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXGXxAnYDMc
- I use this one for emblematic v’s deictic gesture (it’s also good for Goffman) from the old faithful seinfeld https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahLEaVzBMuQ
- And one of a plethora of possibilities from Borat for intersubjectivity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKcWtvEzdR8 (but ensure you stop it before the racism starts at about 3:40)
More clips useful for teaching, suggested by Adam Brandt (Newcastle-upon-Tyne):
- Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm are absolute treasure troves of this kind of thing. The most famous example probably being the ‘close talker’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGVSIkEi3mM
- But there are fleeting moments any time Larry David and/or Jerry Seinfeld are on screen. I love this tiny example, from 5:30-5:35 (this is unscripted): http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/larry-david-larry-eats-a-pancake
- And there is also this, from Family Guy, which I like, on delayed recipiency and pursuing responses…: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNkp4QF3we8