Stretching the old concept of human communication - or creating a new one?

Høegh, T. (Arrangør)

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More and more researchers in the language sciences and the social sciences agree that language must be viewed as situated, real-time, creative interaction rather than as a pre-established system of rules and form-meaning units. Yet what are the consequences of such a view for empirical approaches to communi-cation? Many of the well-established methodologies used across disciplines (such as language socialization approaches, social semiotics, critical linguistics, discourse analysis and Conversation Analysis) were developed when structuralist and generative views of language were still dominant. Does the newly emerging perspective on language challenge the continued use of these methods and what consequences does it carry to empirical methodology in communication studies on the whole? To what extent does the new perspective on language involve the creation of a radically original standpoint on human communication as opposed to merely 'stretching the old'? On November 4th, 2016, the research programme Disciplinary Didactics and Department for the Study of Culture at University of Southern Denmark (SDU) would like to invite you to a full day seminar focusing on: • the challenge to established methodologies from the attempt to study communication as real-time, creative interaction • how to meet this challenge • the implications of the emerging perspective on language for the understanding of social practice more generally. Peter Jones, Sheffield Hallam University, UK and Bettina Perregaard, University of Copenhagen, DK will be key speakers at the event, specifically addressing and initiating discussion on: • integrational perspectives on social semiotics and discourse analytical methods, • the use of the concept of ‘voice’ in communication and interaction studies The afternoon plenum session will involve an explorative discussion on the dimensions of communication that approaches to language and communication as real-time, creative interaction should be able to capture analytically.
Periode4. nov. 2016
PlaceringOdense, Danmark