SFB 1187 ›Medien der Kooperation‹ an der Universität Siegen

P02 - Media of Praxeology II: History of audio-visual sequence analysis as a methodology

 

 

Principal Investigators:

Prof. Dr. Erhard Schüttpelz

Prof. Dr. Christian Meyer (Konstanz)

Researchers:

Dr. James McElvenny

         Dr. Clemens Eisenmann (Universität Koblenz)

Student Research Assistant:

         Apoorva Gayathri Mothukuri

Associated:

Prof. Dr. Clemens Knobloch

         Dr.in Andrea Ploder (Konstanz)

         Christian Meier zu Verl

 

Audiovisual sequence analysis was used in different academic contexts since 1950, and became a well-established methodology around 1975. Its origins go back to the the concept of “innere Sprachform” in the tradition of Wilhelm v. Humboldt, the first sequential analysis of film was done by psychologists in the 1920s and 30s. The development and establishment of sequence analysis was a turning point in empirical research on language and interaction. Since the 1950s, it inspired the development of new areas of research in a number of disciplines.

The goal of this research project is to reconstruct the prehistory and early history of sequence analytical data practices, as well as their consolidation, reception, adaptation, and methodification. This history is connected to different disciplines like linguistics, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and cultural studies, but also the history of documentary film. In the reconstruction of this history, the project re-evaluates the development of Ethnography of Speaking, Conversation Analysis, and interactional linguistics including the history of their methods and theories. Moreover, the project has two methodological goals: developing a methodology of historical praxeology, and unpacking the theoretical foundations of sequence analytical data practices in the social, cultural, and media sciences.

 

 

2021

McElvenny, James. 2021. “Language complexity in historical perspective: the enduring tropes of natural growth and abnormal contact”. Frontiers in Communication 6:621712. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcomm.2021.621712.
Bergmann, Jörg, and Christian Meyer. 2021. Doing Sociology: Beiträge zur Neuentdeckung von Harold Garfinkels ’Studien zur Ethnomethodologie’. Edited by Jörg Bergmann, Christian Meyer, and . Bielefeld: transcript.
Knobloch, Clemens. 2021. “Symptom und Signal, Ausdruck und Steuerung in der vorsprachlichen Sozialregulation”. Journal für Psychologie 2 (29): 58-80. https://doi.org/10.30820/0942-2285-2021-2 .
Knobloch, Clemens. 2021. “Kurt Lewin und Fritz Heider in der Vorgeschichte der US-Kommunikationswissenschaft”. In Holisms of Communication. The early history of audio-visual sequence analysis, edited by James McElvenny and Ploder Andrea, 33-62. Berlin: Language Science Press .
Knobloch, Clemens. 2021. “Zur Diffusion (kommunikations-) semantischer Modellgedanken aus dem Umkreis der deutschen Phänomenologie”. Histoire – Èpistemologie – Langage 2 (43): 83-112.
McElvenny, James, and Andrea Ploder. 2021. Holisms of Communication: The early history of Audio-Visual Sequence Analysis. Berlin: Language Science Press.
McElvenny, James, and Andrea Ploder. 2021. “Capturing the Whole”. In Holisms of communication: The early history of audio-visual sequence analysis, edited by James McElvenny and Andrea Ploder, vii–xix. Berlin: Language Science Press.
Schüttpelz, Erhard. 2021. “Vom Dokumentensinn zur Dokumentarischen Methode. Kapitel Drei der ’Studies in Ethnomethodology’”. In Ethnomethodologie reloaded. Neue Werkinterpretationen und Theoriebeiträge zu Harold Garfinkels Programm, edited by Jörg/Meyer Bergmann, 81-98. Bielefeld: Transcript.

2020

McElvenny, James. 2020. “History and Philosophy of the Language Sciences Podcast.” https://hiphilangsci.net/category/podcast/.

2019

Schüttpelz, Erhard. 2019. “From Documentary Meaning to Documentary Method: A Preliminary Comment on the Third Chapter of Harold Garfinkel’s Studies in Ethnomethodology”. Human Studies, no. 2: 221-37.

2018

Meyer, Christian/Schüttpelz. 2018. “Warum gibt es überhaupt Medien, und nicht viel mehr nicht? Sprachtheorie nach fünfzig Jahren Ethnomethodologieund Konversationsanalyse”. In Sprachmedialität. Verflechtungen von Sprach- und Medienbegriffen, edited by Hajinalka/Lörincz Halász, 358-83. Bielefeld: Transcript.
Ploder, A. 2018. “How to Become an Ethnomethodologist: Breaching and Attitude Shift in the Work of Harold Garfinkel”. State College/Pennsylvania.
Ploder, A. 2018. “Geschichte der Qualitativen und Interpretativen Forschung”. In Interpretativ Forschen. Ein Handbuch für die Sozialwissenschaften, edited by L. Akremi, N. Baur, H. Knoblauch, and B. Traue, 38-71. Weinheim: Beltz Juventa. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-07614-6_37.
Ploder, A. 2018. “Geschichte der qualitativen und interpretativen Sozialforschung im deutschsprachigen Raum nach 1945”. In Handbuch Geschichte der deutschsprachigen Soziologie, Band 1: Geschichte der Soziologie im deutschsprachigen Raum, edited by S. Moebius and A. Ploder, 735-60. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-07998-7_37-2.

2017

Ploder, A. 2017. “Breaching and Gestalt-Switch: On the Significance of Trouble Making in the Work of Harold Garfinkel”. Montreal/Québec.
Ploder, A. 2017. “Starke Reflexivität. Autoethnographie und Ethnopsychoanalyse im Gespräch”. In Ethnografie und Deutung. Gruppensupervision als Methode reflexiven Forschens, edited by J. Bonz, M. Hamm, K. Eisch-Angus, and A. Sülzle, 421-38. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-15838-5_24.