Candy Goodwin

Welcome to the State of Talk podcast, brought to you by the International Society for Conversation Analysis. In this episode, Yumei Gan (Chinese University of Hong Kong) interviews Marjorie Harness (Candy) Goodwin, distinguished research professor in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA. Candy is a linguistic anthropologist, whose research deals with “the embodied language practices human beings use to construct in concert with each other the social, cultural and cognitive worlds they inhabit”. In this interview, Yumei and Candy talk about Candy’s early data sessions with Gail Jefferson, Charles Goodwin, and Erving Goffman, as well as data collection and analytic interests.

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