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Program Name:

MSc Conversation Analysis
Program Homepage: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/socialsciences/postgraduate-taught/programmes/conversationanalysis/
Institution: Loughborough University
Address: Epinal Way
City: Loughborough
Country: United Kingdom
Contact Person: Alexa Hepburn , Dr

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Phone: +441509 228876
Linguistic Subfield(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Other Program Specialties: Conversation Analysis
Discursive Psychology
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: Conversation analysis is the study of the ways in which speakers manage the subtle features of conversation to perform their social actions.

This unique programme provides you with the opportunity to develop not only your research skills, but also your analysis of language, social interaction and society.

The programme is taught by staff who are among the world’s leading figures in the field, providing you with the unique opportunity to be taught by those who have, and continue to, shape the discipline.

Programme Content
The programme will delve into the major traditions, theories and debates surrounding the field of conversation analysis.

Modules taken will cover the process of collecting, transcribing and analysing data – from everyday phone calls, family mealtimes and playground interactions, to clinical encounters, emergency helplines and courtrooms.

Other modules will investigate the role that various forms of software and technology support analysis, as well as teaching you how to generate findings that are useful to practitioners.

Programme content also teaches you how to work with practitioners to evaluate and improve practice.
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