Speaker: Mie Femø Nielsen (Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen)
Topic: "How can we study trust as a phenomenon displayed in the interaction?"
How can we study trust as a phenomenon displayed in the interaction?
Mie Femø Nielsen
Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen
The aim of this paper is to discuss how we may translate the concept of ‘trust’, widely discussed within sociology and philosophy, to a concept that is empirically researchable on a micro analytic level, and to explore how the more basic kinds of trust are collaboratively constructed at a very local turn-by-turn level. Central claims are that some interactional actions and features shows that trust has been achieved; that some interactional strategies are aiming at establishing trust; and that some interactional strategies are dealing with lack of trust. The hypothesis is that it matters to the course of the interaction, and to the relationship between participants, if these features and strategies are present or not in the interaction.