Faculty Research Group status for MARG

Micro-Analysis Research Group (MARG) has been awarded Faculty Research Group status for three years (pending one year review). As most of you will know, MARG members analyse social interaction using video recordings taken from a wide range of real-life workplace and everyday settings. Group convenors from ECLS are Adam Brandt, Chris Leyland and Paul Seedhouse, with other Applied Linguistics & Communication staff and students regularly attending the weekly data analysis workshops (‘data sessions’).
MARG has been running in ALC for over 10 years, with strong ties to similar research groups across Europe, and in Japan, Turkey and the US. But this is the first time formal recognition has been received from Faculty. With this official status, MARG will be aiming to further develop cross-School and cross-Faculty collaboration, facilitated with the help of co-convenors Dr Neil Jenkings (School of Geography, Politics & Sociology) and Professor Andrea Whittle (Newcastle University Business School). There are already some exciting events and activities planned from September 2017 onwards – watch this space!
You can read about other Faculty Research Groups in the Newcastle University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences here.

Report on ‘Intersubjectivity in Interaction’ conference (University of Helsinki)

2One of our PhD students, Yoonjoo Cho, recently presented at the ‘Intersubjectivity in Interaction’ conference, held at the University of Helsinki. Here’s what she had to say about it:

The conferences was held to celebrate the last year of the Centre for Excellence in Intersubjectivity in Interaction, and its contribution to the EMCA field, by inviting interactionalists from a range of disciplines to present and discuss their research on intersubjectivity.

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