In transcribing discourses, there are some conventional symbols for overlap, pause, prosody, non-linguistic sound like laughing, and so on. There are different traditions out there, and you are not required to strictly follow a particular set of rules in your final project. However, it is a good practice to try using them. I recommend Du Bois’ page for this purpose.
Slides 8 (pragmatics) and 9 (politeness) are now online.
Our slides up to 7 (Gender) are now online.
Slides 3 (Pidgin and creole, May 11) are now online.
The slides for the first two classes have been uploaded.
This is the website for Language in Social Interaction I (Nagoya University spring 2015 G30 class, lecturer: Yoshihiko Asao). Schedule changes and any other important announcements will be posted here, so please check it regularly.