Vorlesungs- und Lehrendenverzeichnis

SoSe 2020

Doing things with language: Investigating everyday and workplace interaction

Susanne Reinhardt

PULS

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Have you ever wondered why interaction is as unproblematic as it is? Why, for instance, do we manage to take turns in conversation without constantly interrupting each other? How do we know what our co-participants are trying to achieve with their utterances, and how do we accomplish larger projects? Why do we generally understand each other – and how do we deal with misunderstandings, slips of the tongue, or excessive background noise? Which role does language play to accomplish all of this, and which other means are available to interactants to make themselves understandable to each other? These questions have been investigated by conversation analysts for about fifty years, and generally, we now understand the mechanisms underlying everyday conversation quite well. However, from the very beginning, CA literature has pointed out that forms of institutional and workplace interaction, such as classroom talk, systematically differ from conversation in terms of these mechanisms – to a greater or lesser degree – and that it may be these differences that help us recognize that participants are engaging in, for instance, courtroom interaction, broadcast interviews, teacher-student interaction or police interrogations.
This class will serve as an introduction to basic assumptions, methods and findings of Conversation Analysis (CA). We will discuss general principles of turn-taking, sequence organization and repair in conversation and, on that basis, identify constitutive features of classroom talk, news interviews and other types of institutional interaction.

Literatur

Chapelle, Carol A. (Ed.) (2013). The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Oxford: Blackwell.
Couper-Kuhlen, Elizabeth & Selting, Margret (2018). Interactional Linguistics: Studying Language in Social Interaction. Cambridge: CUP.
Drew, Paul & Heritage, John (Eds.) (1992). Talk at work: Interaction in institutional settings. Cambridge: CUP.
Levinson, Stephen C. (1983). Pragmatics. Cambridge: CUP.
Sidnell, Jack (2010). Conversation Analysis: An Introduction. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell.
Sidnell, Jack & Stivers, Tanya (Eds.) (2013). The Handbook of Conversation Analysis. Malden: Blackwell.
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Leistungspunkterwerb

Short Paper (Take-Home Exam, 1000-1500 words)

Studiengänge und Module

LPSWSbenotet
B2 Anglistik und Amerikanistik 2011
  4121 
Seminar, Aufbaumodul: Text- und Diskurslinguistik
3
2
ja
  4122 
Seminar, Aufbaumodul: Text- und Diskurslinguistik
3
2
ja
  4171 
Vorlesung/Seminar, Aufbaumodul Fachintegrative SchlĂĽsselkompetenzen
3
2
ja
  4172 
Vorlesung/Seminar, Aufbaumodul Fachintegrative SchlĂĽsselkompetenzen
3
2
ja
B2 Anglistik und Amerikanistik 2015
  260311 
Seminar, ANG_BA_008 Aufbaumodul Linguistik 2 - System und Gebrauch der englischen Sprache
3
2
nein
  260312 
Seminar mit ModulprĂĽfung, ANG_BA_008 Aufbaumodul Linguistik 2 - System und Gebrauch der englischen Sprache
3
2
ja
  261511 
Seminar, ANG_BA_009 Aufbaumodul Linguistik 3 der Anglistik und Amerikanistik - Profilmodul
3
2
nein
  261512 
Seminar, ANG_BA_009 Aufbaumodul Linguistik 3 der Anglistik und Amerikanistik - Profilmodul
3
2
nein
BL Englisch 2008
  2612 
Text- und Diskurslinguistik, Sprachwissenschaft: Aufbaumodul Linguistik fĂĽr Lehramtskandidaten
3
2
ja
BL Englisch 2013
  260311 
Seminar 1, ANG_BA_008 Aufbaumodul Linguistik 2 - System und Gebrauch der englischen Sprache
3
2
nein
  260312 
Seminar 2, ANG_BA_008 Aufbaumodul Linguistik 2 - System und Gebrauch der englischen Sprache
2
2
nein
ML Englisch Primarstufe 2015
  262212 
Seminar: Soziale, pragmatische, interkulturelle Aspekte der englischen Sprache, ANG_MA_015 Vertiefungsmodul Linguistik Englisch fĂĽr die Grundschule
3
2
nein

Kontakt

Universität Potsdam
Philosophische Fakultät
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam

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