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Introducing Language in Use: a Coursebook

Activities

Conversational Analysis

  1. Record some non-scripted talk-in-interaction from a TV or radio interview. Transcribe the interaction and investigate the way turn taking is organized in this type of interview talk.
  2. Record some non-scripted spontaneous talk-in-interaction from the TV or radio. Transcribe the interaction and investigate the way turn taking is organized in non-interview talk.
  3. Record some scripted talk-in-interaction from a dramatized TV or radio interview (e.g. in a play, sitcom, soap opera or film) of a similar style to what you chose for exercise 1. Transcribe the interaction and investigate the way scripted turn taking is organized in this type of interview talk. See what simplifications the scriptwriters make.
  4. Record some scripted (but non-interview) talk-in-interaction from the TV or radio. Transcribe the interaction and investigate the way turn taking is organized in scripted non-interview talk. See what simplifications the scriptwriters make.