We plan to have two sessions.
I explore practices that sonographers use for the structuring of the image on the ultrasound monitor. Through these practices they instruct pregnant women (examinees) on how to see the image. I argue that through the sequence of actions initiated by the instruction the pregnant women learn the skill to see how to see it on site.
In this data session I will propose the observation of interactions in classroom of French as foreign language, relying on a corpus video recorded in the French Institute (Institut Français - Yokohama). In the video I will show, the students are Japanese learning French language at the elementary level. The teacher is also Japanese, teaching both in Japanese language and French language. Possible focuses of observation will be the doing-being teacher / student; the textbook as a resource for producing French language; the code-switching as resource for maintaining mutual understanding.
If anybody is interested in bringing their own data, analyses, observations, arguments, or whatever, to a next meeting to discuss together, please contact Aug Nishizaka at augnish(a)soc.meijigakuin.ac.jp.