The interview is an often-used, but little reflected upon, research method in applied linguistics. This seminar considers uses of interview, methodology for interviewing, and analyses of the interview as social interaction. Students will collect interview data in the course. These interviews will serve as data to be analyzed individually and corporately during the course, both in terms of their content and as linguistic data, considering social interaction and discursive processes in the interviews. Each student will also write and present a paper presenting an analysis of interview data.
Prerequisites: Intended for any graduate student interested in applied linguistics and interviewing. No Asian language knowledge required. Graduate standing is required.
Topics vary. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSp.