Sylvaine Tuncer

PhD, Postdoctoral researcher

English Philology, Faculty of Humanities

I am interested in the study of language-in-interaction as a means to develop a praxeological approach of work in sociology, at the crossroads of institutional CA, ethnomethodological studies of work, and workplace studies. In my PhD dissertation, which relied on video-recorded face-to-face interactions in office organisations and was informed by in-depth ethnographic fieldwork, I extended studies of classical phenomena in mundane conversation to the articulation of verbal and embodied interaction. The aim of the study was to grasp the particulars of organisational settings, activities and the social relations they enable.

Being also interested in the use of technological artifacts in interaction, I have since been involved in two research projects at Télécom ParisTech (Paris): one on mundane video-mediated interactions, and the other on electronic monitoring for on-parole prisoners from within surveillance centres. I worked at the Department of English Philology as a post-doctoral researcher in the COACT team, within the iTask project – Linguistic and embodied features of interactional multitasking – with Pentti Haddington.

Last updated: 27.9.2018