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Conversation Analysis

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Course ID: 3502-JIS-15
Erasmus code / ISCED: 14.2 Kod klasyfikacyjny przedmiotu składa się z trzech do pięciu cyfr, przy czym trzy pierwsze oznaczają klasyfikację dziedziny wg. Listy kodów dziedzin obowiązującej w programie Socrates/Erasmus, czwarta (dotąd na ogół 0) – ewentualne uszczegółowienie informacji o dyscyplinie, piąta – stopień zaawansowania przedmiotu ustalony na podstawie roku studiów, dla którego przedmiot jest przeznaczony. / (0314) Sociology and cultural studies The ISCED (International Standard Classification of Education) code has been designed by UNESCO.
Course title: Conversation Analysis
Name in Polish: Analiza konwersacyjna
Organizational unit: Faculty of Sociology
Course groups: (in Polish) Fak. ćwiczenia 30 h (semestr letni)
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): (not available) Basic information on ECTS credits allocation principles:
  • the annual hourly workload of the student’s work required to achieve the expected learning outcomes for a given stage is 1500-1800h, corresponding to 60 ECTS;
  • the student’s weekly hourly workload is 45 h;
  • 1 ECTS point corresponds to 25-30 hours of student work needed to achieve the assumed learning outcomes;
  • weekly student workload necessary to achieve the assumed learning outcomes allows to obtain 1.5 ECTS;
  • work required to pass the course, which has been assigned 3 ECTS, constitutes 10% of the semester student load.

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Language: Polish
Type of course:

obligatory courses


Remote learning

Short description:

The class aims at providing students with tools that allow them to analyze oral interactions, both in one- and cross-culture contexts.

Full description:

The class aims at providing students with tools that allow them to analyze oral interaction. On the basis of authentic examples of oral interaction the following topics will be discussed:

1. transcription conventions (turn-taking, pauses and hesitations, rhythm, intonation, voice, gestures, discourse markers);

2. the organization of an utterance, taking the floor;

3. overall structure of conversation: beginning a conversation, the corpus, closing a conversation;

4. the structure of conversation: adjacency pairs; topical cohesion;

5. politeness (the concept of 'face' and 'territory', positive and negative politeness);

6. formulaic speech, rituals;

7. forms of address;

8. emotions in speech (recognition, indicators, management);

9. intercultural approaches: breakdown of communication resulting from misunderstandings and cultural differences.

During the class audio- and video materials will be used.


classes - 30 h.

preparation for classes and further reading - 40 h.

preparation for the final test - 5 h.

Total - 75 h. (3 ECTS).


GOFFMAN E., 2008. Człowiek w teatrze życia codziennego. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Aletheia. Transl. H. Datner-Śpiewak & P. Śpiewak.

HALL T. E., 1987. Bezgłośny język. Transl. R. Zimand & A. Skarbińska. Warszawa : PIW.

HALL T. E. 2003. Ukryty wymiar. Transl. T. Hołówka. Warszawa: MUZA.

KERBRAT-ORECCHIONI C., 1997. “A multilevel approach in the study of talk-in-interaction”. Pragmatics 7 (1): 1-20.

NĘCKI Z., 2000. Komunikacja międzyludzka. Kraków-Kluczbork: Antykwa.

RANCEW-SIKORA D., 2007. Analiza konwersacyjna jako metoda badania rozmów codziennych. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo TRIO.

Learning outcomes:


Students know the basic concepts and theories used in conversation analysis.


Students can use conversation analysis tools to examine on their own an oral interaction chosen.


Students are aware of the complex and multilevel character of oral interactions. They are also aware of the possibility of cross-cultural differences and misunderstandings at every level of oral interaction.

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

The pre-condition for the obtaining a passing grade is attendance. Two unjustified absences per semester are allowed.

• Passing grade based on a written test containing open questions and involving the analysis of oral interaction.

The following aspects will be assessed: knowledge of the concepts and terms introduced in the classes (40 p.), the ability to correctly use them for analysis of oral interaction (40 p.), in-depth analysis (10 p.), consistency and linguistic correctness of the written expression (10 p.).


100% – 91% bdb

90% – 81% db +

80% – 71% db

70% – 61% dst +

60% – 50% dst

This course is not currently offered.
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