Linguistic analysis of interview data

  • Date: Apr 9, 2024
  • Time: 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Raymund Vitorio (De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines)
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen
  • Room: Modular building | Large conference room
Linguistic analysis of interview data

- by invitation only -

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This workshop provides an overview of how socio-linguistic perspectives can enrich interview data analysis. Following the view that the interview should be viewed not just as a research instrument but as a social practice, this workshop illustrates how approaching interviews as a form of “collaborative achievement” (Talmy, 2010) can open new interpretive directions that can prove beneficial to different strands of social scientific research. The workshop will present sociolinguistic approaches that pay close attention to metacommunicative aspects, “statements that report, describe, interpret, and evaluate communicative acts and processes” (Briggs, 1986: 2), of interviews in order to account for both the whats and hows of knowledge production.

Raymund Vitorio is an Associate Professor at De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines. He was a scholar-in-residence at the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity from October to December 2023. He is a sociolinguist whose research has focused on understanding the relationship between language, mobility, and identity in the context of citizenship, tourism, and political discourse in Southeast Asia. He received his joint PhD in Language Studies from the National University of Singapore and King’s College London in 2019. He also holds an MA in Language Studies from the National University of Singapore, and a BA in English Studies from the University of the Philippines Diliman. His publications have appeared in top sociolinguistic journals, such as Language in Society, Multilingua, Social Semiotics, Sociolinguistic Studies, and the Journal of Multicultural Discourses. He is currently writing his first monograph, provisionally titled “Reflexivity, Emotions, and Citizenship: The Discursive Construction of New Citizenship in Singapore”, which is currently under contract with De Gruyter Mouton.

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