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    Analysing university spoken interaction: a CL/CA approach

    Walsh, S. and Morton, Tom and O’Keeffe, A. (2011) Analysing university spoken interaction: a CL/CA approach. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 16 (3), pp. 325-345. ISSN 1384-6655.

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    Abstract

    In this article, we consider how corpus linguistics (CL) and conversation analysis (CA) can be used together to provide enhanced descriptions of spoken interaction in the context of small group teaching in higher education. From our analysis of the data, we show how the two approaches can be combined in an iterative process to account for features of spoken discourse at both micro (word) and macro (text) levels. Beginning with CL and focusing largely on words and combinations of words, we then use CA to highlight pertinent interactional features. Our methodology follows an iterative process: from CL to CA, back to CL and so on. This approach to analysis provides powerful insights into the ways in which interactants establish understandings in educational settings and, in particular, highlights the inter-dependency of words, utterances and text in the co-construction of meaning.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): methods and approaches, conversation analysis, small-group teaching, multi-word units
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2013 12:08
    Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 15:26
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/6258

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