Our method is that of conversation analysis (CA). This means that we start with recordings of people talking together in the course of their regular daily lives. This is our Data. These are transcribed using a special CA transcript system, which as far as possible maintains the special features language has when it is used for conversation (see more in Precision and transcription).
From the study of our data we seek to deduct which Forms and structures exist in Danish talk-in-interaction, and which communicative Actions are being carried out by these forms and structures. When we have found an element worthy of study we examine it using two basic methods:
At samtalegrammatik.dk this research ends up as an article on the element, in which we try to, in a short and pedagogical manner, describes which forms the elements take and which actions it can perform.
Nielsen & Nielsen (2005) is a Danish book that introduces conversation analysis as a method. It is addressed to students and others who are interested.
Steensig (2010b) is a Danish article in a book addressed to students, which quickly instructs them how to do a CA analysis.