Conversation Analysis: Basics
7.5 ECTS credits
The course gives an introduction to conversation analysis as a research branch of linguistic and social science disciplines and covers both the theoretical foundations and methodological assumptions. The overriding focus is on how language in social interaction is organised to build conversation and social action, and how underlying social norms can be revealed through systematic analysis. Theoretically, the origin of conversation analysis, the ethnomethodological legacy, and current areas of application are treated. Students also practise basic transcription and analysis of conversation data, and critically read and discuss classic and current studies in conversation analysis. The course includes basic as well as applied research in the field.
Progressive specialisation: A1N (has only first‐cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Education level: Master's level
Admission requirements: 1-90 ECTS credits, including at least 30 ECTS credits at G2F-level in one of the majors English, Psychology, Social Work, Pedagogy, or Pedagogical Work, plus upper secondary school level English 6 or B, or equivalent.
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.
- Start Autumn 2019
- Mode of study Campus
- Language English
- Course code ENADS9
- Application code KAU-34519
- Study pace 25% (Day)
- Study period week 35–3