Human Interaction Lab data session: 26th October 2017

The Human Interaction Laboratory data session will meet on the 26th October 2017 in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155 from 3-5pm (note the later time from last month). There is parking outside the building, please meet outside the lab on the second floor (follow the numbers around the corridor from on the second floor until you arrive at 2580.

If you don’t know what a data session is, you can read Saul’s description of learning about Conversation Analytic data sessions.

See our full list of data sessions on our events page.

Contact: / 857-222-5992 for more information or if you need directions once you arrive.

Data: For this session we will be looking at audio data from co-present interactions in the Conversation Analytic British National Corpus (CABNC) This open data repository includes rough but searchable and linguistically coded transcripts synced with hundreds of hours of recordings of made by people from a representative range of socio-demographic categories and regions in the UK carrying tape recorders around and capturing talk in their everyday lives. As well as looking at data together as usual, an additional aim of this session is to discuss the evidential constraints and analytic opportunities afforded by this  unusually large corpus of naturally occurring conversation.

In general, our data session look at a variety of data from everyday conversations and interaction in more constrained and institutional contexts. If you have some data you’d like to bring to the session – please contact

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