Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Graduate Student Paper Award
The awarding committee comprised of:
Jon Hindmarsh, King's College London, UK
Tim Halkowski, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, US
and Eric Laurier, University of Edinburgh, UK
Chase Wesley Raymond & Ann Elizabeth Clark White
"A Taxonomy of Time Reference in Interaction"
This award recognises an outstanding paper written by a graduate student that addresses ethnomethodological and/or conversation analytic topics and literature. This year, the competition attracted a wide range of impressive submissions, demonstrating the quality and indeed international reach of doctoral work in EMCA.
Before announcing the winner, the committee are keen to single out one paper for honourable mention. They wish to recognise the impressive analytic work of Matthew Hollander from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who submitted an innovative paper on forms of ‘resistance’ evident in interactions between those involved in the Stanley Milgram obedience experiments. This is a very thoughtful, insightful piece of analysis and the committee are sure that it will develop into a significant contribution to EMCA and beyond.
That being said, the committee are unanimous in awarding the prize for the best stand-alone paper to a lucid and engaging treatment of a surprisingly under-researched area in the field – namely ‘time reference’ in social interaction. While CA has developed a substantial body of work concerning place and person reference for example, there have been surprisingly few considerations of the ways in which time is invoked and thus this paper takes us into uncharted territory. It has established new avenues of inquiry on ‘absolute’ and ‘event relative’ categorisations of time. The paper is deeply ethnomethodological in that it artfully initiates a re-specification of time as a members’ practical concern. The committee is extremely impressed with the care, thought, rigour and clarity of writing in the piece. Therefore the committee are delighted to give the 2013 Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Graduate Student Paper Award to Chase Wesley Raymond & Ann Elizabeth Clark White, two graduate students from UCLA whose joint paper is entitled 'A Taxonomy of Time Reference in Interaction'.