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Syllabus The Analysis of Conversation - 41838
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Last update 22-08-2018
HU Credits: 2

Degree/Cycle: 2nd degree (Master)

Responsible Department: Linguistics

Semester: 1st Semester

Teaching Languages: Hebrew

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Dr. Michal Marmorstein

Coordinator Office Hours: Tuesday 12:00-13:00

Teaching Staff:

Course/Module description:
Conversation is the primordial site of language use. In this course we explore the relation between language structure and conversation structure while focusing on grammatical, interactional, and social features.

Course/Module aims:
The goal of the course is to explore the inherent relation between language and conversation and to conduct original research on a phenomenon that embodies this relation

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. To apply conversation-analytic transcription methods to recorded excerpts of conversation
2. To analyze linguistic phenomena in conversation

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Lectures, discussions, presentations, data sessions

Course/Module Content:
1. Conversation as a social phenomenon; conversation as ritual; conversation as procedure
2. Representing conversation: transcription methods
3. Prosody
4. Turn-taking
5. Actions and preference
6. Overlapping
7. Repair
8. Grammatical units and interactional units
9. Online syntax and dialogical syntax
10. Stance-taking

Required Reading:
Couper-Kuhlen, E. and Selting M. 2016. Interactional Linguistics:
Studying Language in Social Interaction. Cambridge: CUP

Additional Reading Material:
To be announced at the beginning of the course

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 20 %
Participation in Tutorials 0 %
Project work 60 %
Assignments 20 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.