2017 Survey Interview Interaction
The third Groningen Symposium on Language and Social Interaction (GSLI) was organized by the University of Groningen, Center for Language and Cognition on January 19 and 20, 2017. The symposium aimed to bring together scholars interested in interaction in survey interviews, including interviewer-respondent and virtual agent-respondent interaction. The symposium covered both qualitative and quantitative analysis of survey interview-interactions. The symposium was organized to honor Wil Dijkstra and Hanneke Houtkoop-Steenstra (1950-2002), two Dutch scholars that have studied interviewer-respondent interaction from different perspectives. Wil Dijkstra, with a background in psychology, is the creator of the Sequence Viewer program. This program allows for systematic coding and analysing of verbal and non-verbal behavior. Hanneke Houtkoop-Steenstra, who unfortunately is no longer with us since 2002, used CA (conversation analysis), i.e. a qualitative method to study survey interview interactions. In her work the tension between standardized rules and conversational practices play a central role.
The symposium was video-recorded and recordings are available through these links:
YouTubelink of the recordings of Symposium day 1: January 19th
Youtubelink of the recordings of Symposium day 2: January 20th
2016 Interaction and Health Care
The second Groningen Symposium on Language and Social Interaction (GSLI) was organized by the University of Groningen, Center for Language and Cognition on January 22, 2016. The theme of that year’s symposium was ‘Interaction and Health Care’. The speakers we welcomed were: Charles Antaki (Loughborough University – UK) Peter Muntigl (Ghent University), Margot Jager & Wyke Stommel (Radboud University Nijmegen), Mike Huiskes (University of Groningen), Bethan Benwell (University of Stirling – UK), Mika Simonen (University of Helsinki –Finland), Tom Koole & Debbie Jaarsma (University of Groningen), Joyce Lamerichs & Marca Schasfoort (VU University Amsterdam), Aija Logren (University of Tampere – Finland ), and Tine Larsen (University of Southern Denmark).
2015 Interaction and Learning
The first Groningen Symposium on Language and Social Interaction (GSLI) was organized by the University of Groningen, Center for Language and Cognition on January 23, 2015. The theme of that year’s symposium was ‘Interaction and Learning’. The keynote speaker of the 2015 symposium was Prof Simona Pekarek-Doehler (Université de Neuchâtel). The other speakers we welcomed were: Carmen Konzett (University of Innsbruck – Austria), Mario Veen & Anne de la Croix (Erasmus MC, Department of General Practice – The Netherlands), Gitte Rasmussen (University of Southern Denmark), Fredrik Rusk (Åbo Akademi University – Finland), Piera Margutti (Università per Stranieri Perugia – Italy), Catherine E. Brouwer (University of Southern Denmark), Kristian Mortensen & Johannes Wagner (University of Southern Denmark) and Kyoko Murakami & Rachel L. Jacobs (University of Bath – UK/University of Copenhagen – Denmark). With 45 participants, we look back on a successful symposium.