Two pages of introduction to the general
field of Conversation Analysis (CA), and an overview of who this tutorial is for and what it
tries to do.
pages of explanation of why, and how, one makes a transcript of an interaction.
The demonstration uses audio extracts (or video extracts if you have a fast
connection) to give a 'hands-on' feel.
page explaining the notation system used by most people in CA.
Two pages explaining why it's necessary to anonymise most transcripts of non-broadcast talk, with ten principles on how to do it.
short audio and video clips.
longish pages explaining the kind of analyses that CA offers (and what it
doesn't), illustrated by two worked examples of analysis of the
audio / video extracts.
page of references to sources referred to on this site.
page of links to other sites of interest, and of books to consult.
How to cite this website if you need
Site last updated January 2011