Methodology: Naturalistic audio and video recorded corpora

Audio and videorecordings, as well as their subsequent transformations into usable data and into transcripts constitute the basis of my work on language in social interaction. These practices are highly consequential for the ways in which we do our analyses, we demonstrate our results, and we share our findings; in this respect they do not constitute a mere technical / methodological dimension of our work but should be a topic of inquiry for the study of our scientific practices.

I am interested in the conditions and practices of doing fieldwork, recording interactions, negotiating access, asking for authorization, digitizing data, transcribing, aligning and annotating corpora as social practices of doing research and in their historical transformations.