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Module code:HCSCGH18(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Conversation Analysis
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Suzanne Beeke
Organiser's location:Chandler House 313
Available for students in Year(s):1,2,3,4,
Module prerequisites:An interest in analysing naturally occurring everyday conversations. A background in linguistics, psychology, sociology or similar would be beneficial. 
Module outline:Have you ever: • Wondered how a politician replies without answering the question? • Noticed how often football pundits say ‘at the end of the day’? • Marveled at how children learn the rules of conversation? • Felt uncomfortable when talking to someone and later wondered why? Humans are social animals; on a daily basis we use language as a tool for interacting, and conversation is the result. This module will help you to understand the process from a scientific viewpoint. It will teach you how to analyse the verbal and non-verbal aspects of everyday conversation, using the method and findings of Conversation Analysis (CA). A key part of the learning experience involves watching and analysing audiovisual recordings of interactions. CA not only provides a method for understanding ‘typical’ interaction, such as peer conversation, child-parent interactions, and interviews, it also extends our knowledge of communication disorders and professional interactions in healthcare and educational settings (e.g. doctor-patient, and teacher-pupil talk). Sessions will cover key findings in these areas, and discuss current CA research at UCL into child language development and acquired communication disorders. 
Module aims: 
Module objectives:By the end of the module you will be able to: • explain key CA concepts such as turns, sequences, repair; • apply these concepts to the analysis of audiovisual data; • identify and access key CA literature on typical and atypical talk; • collect, transcribe and analyse your own audiovisual data according to CA conventions; • use your CA knowledge and analysis skills to inform your research and/or your clinical practice.  
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Module timetable: 
Module assessment:One essay (3000 words) 100.00%.
Notes:This module is assessed via a 3,000 word report: you will be given a video clip to transcribe and analyse using CA methods. 
Taking this module as an option?:This module can be taken as a stand-alone option. 
Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only) 
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