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From talk to text — Using the 'Conversation Analytic Role-play Method' to engage (potential) mediation clients in spoken and written communication
The Evolution of the Conversation Analytic Role
play Method The Conversation Analytic Role
play Method, or CARM, is an approach to communication training based on conversation analytic (CA) ...
Interactive parameters of conflict situations
We don't just use language to talk about the world; we use it to shape the world, to form and change relationships and to get things done. In fact, almost everything we do has language in it somewhere. ...
Observations on face in mediation
Mediation is the bringing together of parties who are in conflict and a mediator in order to hold a conversation. Parties agree to do so in part because a mediator promises to support them in making their ...
Reading between the lines — Life through literature in a prison reading group
In Northern Ireland, the complexities of literary fiction are embraced for their capacity to unite. Every week, I read literature with female prisoners at a Belfast prison. We read aloud and discuss short ...
Where they stand — How Europe talks about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
As a linguist, what interests me about political debate is not just what people say. I am also interested in how they say it and what they don't say. These features can reveal the positions from which ...
How language works
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Context of situation
How people present the world through language
Equating and contrasting
Implying and assuming
Metaphor and simile
Naming and describing
Presenting speech and thought
Representing time, space and society
How people interact
Participation frameworks and production formats
How language is studied
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