Video-based Discourse and Conversation Analysis in Cultural Developmental Psychology: Mother-Infant Interactions in Kikaikelaki, Cameroon and Muenster, Germany

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The present paper aims at exemplifying how discourse and conversation analysis of
videotaped mother-infant interactions can be fruitfully applied in developmental
psychology research. Special emphasis is given to cultural orientations that become
evident in the organization of those interactions. For this purpose, it compares
mother-infant interactions among a farming community of Nso in the Western
Grassfields of Cameroon and a North German middle class urban community. The
focus of the paper lies on methodological questions rather than on presenting the
overall results of the study. It will therefore use empirical findings for exemplification purposes of the methodological procedures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBeyond Text: Video and other Medium Use in Qualitativ Research
EditorsKarin Schweizer, Tanja Schielein, Mechthild Kiegelmann, Tiberio Feliz, Gûnter L. Huber
Number of pages42
PublisherCenter for Qualitative Psychology
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)3-9810087-4-X
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
SeriesQualitative Psychology Nexus

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