Conversation and Interaction 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 kindergarten, school or related settings. Some familiarity with conversation analysis / interaction analysis and data collection would be an advantage.

02 Apr

Practical information

  • Date: 2. April 2019 - 5. April 2019
  • Time: All day
  • Location: Campus Vestfold

  • Registration deadline: 15. February 2019

  • Credits: Participation with essay-submission gives 5 credits. Participation without essay-submission gives 1 credit.


The course consists of four days.

Day 1 – Tuesday 2nd April


Workshop 1: Introduction to CA, part 1

Basic analytic tools, led by Charles Antaki, Elizabeth Stokoe and Rein Ove Sikveland

Day 2 – Wedensday 3rd April


Workshop 2: Transcribing for conversation analysis

Led by Rein Ove Sikveland and Karianne Skovhol


Workshop 3: Getting interaction analysis published

Led by Charles Antak



With students and symposium presenters at Paparazzi Tønsberg

Day 3 – Thursday 4th April


Presentations & data sessions

Room C2-132 Malmøya & Room C2-131 Skarvesetet

Day 4 – Friday 5th April


One-day conversation analysis conference

Conversation as a tool for professional practice, with keynote speakers:

  • Charles Antaki (Professor of Language and Social Psychology, Loughborough University, UK)
  • Hilde Eide (Professor in clinical communication and health counseling, University of South-Eastern Norway)
  • Eric Laurier (Reader in Geography & Interaction, University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Erica Sandlund (Associate Professor of English Linguistics, Karlstad University, Sweden)
  • Rein Ove Sikveland (Dr, Social Interaction, Loughborough University, UK)
  • Hansun Waring (Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics, Teachers College, US)

Abstracts plenaries

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 2019" when booking at Quality Hotel Tønsberg.

Hotels in Tønsberg:

How to get to Campus Vestfold.