In this episode, Elliott Hoey (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) interviews Lorenza Mondada, professor of linguistics at the University of Basel. Professor Mondada is now the world’s foremost authority on the analysis of video recorded social interactions, especially as regards the interplay of multimodal resources for the constitution of everyday and institutional activities. In recent work, she has examined in a series of papers the interpenetration of talk and ambulatory movement, she recently edited a volume on touch in social interaction, and coming out this summer is a monograph entitled Sensing in social interaction. Among many other sites, Lorenza has recorded in wine and cheese shops all over Europe, as well as bakeries and butcheries, in train depots and border crossing stations, art museums and garden tours, and documented activities from dumpster diving to fine dining. Given this truly remarkable breadth of fieldwork, she was the perfect person to talk to about data collection.
In this episode, Saul Albert (Loughborough University) does a data session and a short interview with Anita Pomerantz, Professor Emerita in the Department of Communication at the State University of New York at Albany. Her conversation analytic work on agreeing and disagreeing, seeking and providing information and negotiating responsibility for blameworthy and praiseworthy deeds has been foundational for the field, opening up new areas of basic CA work, and has shaped the rich field of applied CA work – including her own – in medical and legal contexts. She has served as Chair of the Language and Social Interaction Divisions of both the National Communication Association and the International Communication Association, and has recently completed a book with Oxford University Press entitled “Asking and Telling in Conversation”
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.
Welcome to the State of Talk podcast, brought to you by the International Society for Conversation Analysis. In this episode, Saul Albert (Loughborough University) conducts a data session with Professor Mardi Kidwell. Professor Kidwell is chair of the department of communication at the University of New Hampshire. Her research deals with all aspects of embodied communication and has centred on studies of police–citizen communication and children’s communication. Her contributions to fundamental conversation analytic work have focused on gaze, facial and bodily orientations, mutual attentiveness and availability, and the overall coordination of practical meaning in interaction.
Welcome to the State of Talk podcast. For this episode Elliott Hoey interviews Prof. Anne Warfield Rawls, Professor of Sociology at Bentlee University and Research Professor of Socio-informatics at the University of Siegen. We got to talk to Anne about a new and incredibly timely and important anthology of papers she put together with Waverly Duck and Kevin Whitehead called Black Lives Matter: Ethnomethodological and Conversation Analytic Studies of Race and Systemic Racism in Everyday Interaction.
Welcome back to the State of Talk podcast. For this second episode Dr Emily Hofstetter talks to Prof. Leelo Keevalik about a piece of video data involving a syntactic-bodily unit used in a collaborative completion by a teacher and a student in a partner dance class.
Welcome to the kick-start of the State of Talk podcast. For this first episode we interview Prof Rod Gardner. We got to talk about some of the history of CA in Australia, some of the fascinating multi-modal work their team is doing in remote Australia and a return to ‘mmm’.