Header

UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

Methodological issues in digital conversation analysis


Jucker, Andreas H (2021). Methodological issues in digital conversation analysis. Discourse, Context & Media, 42(100520):100520.

Abstract

In this discussion paper, I review some of the critical issues that arise when the methodological tools of Conversation Analysis are applied to digital discourse. Conversation Analysis is an approach that has been developed for the investigation of everyday, spoken interactions, typically in face-to-face situations or on the telephone. The transfer of its methods to written digital discourse via instant messaging applications begs a number of important questions. A brief overview of the papers assembled in this collection of articles reveals that it is the persistence and the asynchronous or quasi-synchronous nature of digital discourse that stand out as the central features requiring an adaptation of the methodological tools. These lead to significant differences in the sequentiality of conversational contributions and in the
way turn-taking is adapted to the new environment. I also highlight the repurposing – or recontextualization – of existing resources for new functions in new contexts as a further common thread that unites the contributions of this collection of articles.

Abstract

In this discussion paper, I review some of the critical issues that arise when the methodological tools of Conversation Analysis are applied to digital discourse. Conversation Analysis is an approach that has been developed for the investigation of everyday, spoken interactions, typically in face-to-face situations or on the telephone. The transfer of its methods to written digital discourse via instant messaging applications begs a number of important questions. A brief overview of the papers assembled in this collection of articles reveals that it is the persistence and the asynchronous or quasi-synchronous nature of digital discourse that stand out as the central features requiring an adaptation of the methodological tools. These lead to significant differences in the sequentiality of conversational contributions and in the
way turn-taking is adapted to the new environment. I also highlight the repurposing – or recontextualization – of existing resources for new functions in new contexts as a further common thread that unites the contributions of this collection of articles.

Statistics

Citations

Dimensions.ai Metrics
3 citations in Web of Science®
4 citations in Scopus®
Google Scholar™

Altmetrics

Downloads

17 downloads since deposited on 08 Jun 2021
16 downloads since 12 months
Detailed statistics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > English Department
06 Faculty of Arts > Zurich Center for Linguistics
08 Research Priority Programs > Language and Space
Dewey Decimal Classification:820 English & Old English literatures
Uncontrolled Keywords:Digital conversation analysis, Asynchronicity, Quasi-synchronicity, Methodology
Language:English
Date:1 August 2021
Deposited On:08 Jun 2021 12:59
Last Modified:14 Jun 2024 03:30
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:2211-6958
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcm.2021.100520
  • Content: Accepted Version
  • Language: English