Abstract Sam Duffy and Saul Albert ICCA Presentations 29 May 2014

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We are giving presentations at the 4th International Conference on Conversation Analysis[1] (ICCA) at UCLA at the end of June. We would like to do a dry run of our talks under conference conditions, so we will each make our 20 minute presentation with 10 minutes directly afterwards for questions. We will need to keep to time, so if you have feedback or a question for either of us that there wasn't time to discuss, please do drop us a line afterwards with your thoughts or catch us for a chat.

Sam and Saul

Two forms of silent contemplation - Saul Albert

Presented as part of the session "Formulating assessments"


Silent Contemplation is often thought of as the canonical form of aesthetic appreciation, a process of solitary reflection during which the qualities of an artwork are apparently absorbed and considered. The ostensibly private, ineffable nature of such moments naturally suggests analysis in terms of individual neural, physiological or cognitive processes. However, one of the earliest achievements of conversation analysis was to show that silences can also be public conversational moves, used to achieve a variety of social actions. This paper explores the structure of interactional silences in fragments of naturalistic conversation between people discussing artworks in galleries, at home or work, often in a "continuing state of incipient talk" (Schegloff and Sacks 1969)............

The Organisation of Repair in Musical Contributions - Sam Duffy

Presented as part of the session "Interaction during music making"


Much has been written about interaction during the performance of music, for example as a way for musicians to coordinate their playing (Davidson & Good, 2002; Seddon & Biasutti, 2009) or audience response to a performer’s visual and auditory cues (Broughton & Stevens, 2009; Wanderley, Vines, Middleton, McKay, & Hatch, 2005). However during a performance, the modalities available for interaction are constrained by the context, for example verbal exchange between audience and performer is not anticipated........(full abstract can be found here[2]).


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