S11: THEMATIC ANALYSIS – ALISON TWINER

In this session we will explore the background to thematic analysis as a method, including its theoretical flexibility, and scope of application. We will look at different models of thematic analysis, but will focus predominantly on Braun and Clarke’s reflexive thematic analysis (see suggested reading). We will consider the kinds of data and research questionsContinue reading “S11: THEMATIC ANALYSIS – ALISON TWINER”

S12: FROM SCHOOLBOY TO NURSE TO LECTURER TO COUNSELLOR: AN AUTO ETHNOGRAPHY OF DECONSTRUCTIONS AND RECONSTRUCTIONS OF THE SELF AS A LEARNER – NEIL SUMMERS

This study explores the constructs of self and how learning has been influenced over a lifespan. Autoethnographic narrative methods were used to explore key learning experiences using a timeline to trace significant occurrences that influenced learning over a lifespan. This story telling method is used to illuminate and build historical narratives to challenge and shapeContinue reading “S12: FROM SCHOOLBOY TO NURSE TO LECTURER TO COUNSELLOR: AN AUTO ETHNOGRAPHY OF DECONSTRUCTIONS AND RECONSTRUCTIONS OF THE SELF AS A LEARNER – NEIL SUMMERS”

S13: INTERACTIVE ALIGNMENT – MARCO CAPPELLINI

This module will provide an introduction into the theory of interactive alignment. The first part will be a presentation of the overall lines of the theory and its implications for second language acquisition. The second part will be a hands-on activity using some freely available NLP tools to have a first analysis of lexical alignment.Continue reading “S13: INTERACTIVE ALIGNMENT – MARCO CAPPELLINI”

S14: CONVERSATION ANALYSIS AND INTERACTIONAL LINGUISTICS: STUDYING LANGUAGE IN AND AS (INTER)ACTION – MARINA CANTARUTTI

During this session I’ll introduce some of the basic tenets of Conversation Analysis (CA) and Interactional Linguistics (IL) for the study of language in and as (inter)action. I will briefly review the historical and theoretical bases for CA and IL and the turn to multimodality, refer to transcription conventions, and discuss some of the ordersContinue reading “S14: CONVERSATION ANALYSIS AND INTERACTIONAL LINGUISTICS: STUDYING LANGUAGE IN AND AS (INTER)ACTION – MARINA CANTARUTTI”

S15: MULTIMODALITY AS TECHNOLOGY: THE CHALLENGE OF CAPTURING AND ANALYSING GESTURE IN A MOBILE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT – HELEN LEE

Studies in CMC which adopt a multimodal approach to data collection and analysis aim to take account of resources such as gesture, gaze, and image (Hampel, 2003, 2019; Hampel & Stickler, 2012; Lee et al., 2019; Satar, 2021; Stickler, 2021) in ways which can provide deep insight into language teaching and learning processes. Multimodality alsoContinue reading “S15: MULTIMODALITY AS TECHNOLOGY: THE CHALLENGE OF CAPTURING AND ANALYSING GESTURE IN A MOBILE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT – HELEN LEE”