Wednesday Seminar: From one conversation to one hundred: Applying findings of conversation analytic research
Elizabeth Stokoe, professor of Social Interaction at Loughborough University (United Kingdom), will give a talk on how many of the things we think we know about talk that actually based on stereotypes rather than being based on evidence.
Elizabeth Stokoe (photo: private)
In this lecture, I will describe my work in conversation analysis, and my research on the science of interaction across different settings. I will show how conversation analysts identify interactional practices that change the outcomes of encounters. I will explain how my research underpins the development of the Conversation Analytic Role-play Method, a research-based training method that challenges the assumptions of traditional communication training, role-play and simulation. Overall, I will show that and how many of the things we think we know about talk are stereotypes rather than evidence-based; how caricatures can damage institutional practices, and so why we need to talk about talk!