Conversation analysis in education – PhD Pre-conference Workshops

The aim of the course is to develop the analytic skills of PhD students using conversation analysis (CA) in learning and professional practices in educational settings. Some familiarity with conversation analysis / interaction analysis and data collection would be an advantage.

21 Apr

Practical information

  • Date: 21. April 2020 - 24. April 2020
  • Time: All day
  • Location: Vestfold

  • Registration deadline: 1. March 2020
  • Registration

    • Registration for conference
    • Registration for workshops: Fill out form on this page

    Important dates

    • 29th November 2019: Registration for CAPP + pre-conference workshop opens
    • 3rd February 2020: Deadline abstracts for short presentations
    • 7th February 2020: Abstract acceptances
    • 1st March 2020: Deadline pre-conference workshops
    • 1st April 2020: Deadline registration for CAPP

    Credits: Participation with essay-submission gives 5 credits.

    Registration: A link will be presented shortly

    Registration fee:

    • 995 NOK (includes coffee and lunch)
    • Registration fee for employees at USN: 350 NOK (includes coffee lunch)


The course consists of four days:

Day 1: Introduction to CA, part 1: Basic analytic tools, led by Charles Antaki and Elizabeth Stokoe (Tuesday, 21st April)

Day 2: Introduction to CA, part 2: ELAN and transcription workshop, led by Emily Hofstetter and Elizabeth Stokoe (Wedensday 22nd April);

Day 3: Data sessions and student presentations, led by Charles Antaki, Emily Hofstetter, Karianne Skovholt, and Elizabeth Stokoe (Thursday 23th April)

Day 4: One-day conversation analysis conference, Conversation as a tool for professional practice (CAPP), with keynote speakers (Friday 24th April):

  • Charles Antaki (Professor of Language and Social Psychology, Loughborough University, UK)
  • Steven Bloch (Associate Professor of Language & Cognition, University College London, UK)
  • Myrte Gosen (Assistant Professor of Language and Social interaction; Groningen University, The Netherlands)
  • Tom Koole (Professor of Language and Social interaction; Groningen University, The Netherlands)

+ short presentations (15 minutes)

More information about CA-conference.

Teaching staff

  • Professor Charles Antaki
  • Dr Emily Hofstetter
  • Associate Professor Karianne Skovholt
  • Professor Elizabeth Stokoe (Loughborough University, UK)

Travel and accommodation

The nearest airport is Torp Sandefjord airport. It is positioned with a 20 minutes distance from Tønsberg. Alternatively, you may fly to Oslo Airport Gardemoen and go by train from Oslo airport station to Tønsberg. The train journey takes about 2 hours. We recommend Quality Hotel Tønsberg. It is close to the train station, and is close to the venue for the dinner in the afternoon. Use the code "USN-guest 2020" when booking at Quality Hotel Tønsberg.

Hotels in Tønsberg:

How to get to Campus Vestfold.