Background and activities

Conversation analyst and phonetician.

I research social interaction in the workplace, including crisis negotiations, and interactions between members of the public and service providers within health and commercial organizations. 

I co-develop CARM, an approach to turning conversation anlaytic research into training for professionals.

I am co-chief investigator in the CAiTE project (Conversation Analytic innovation for Teacher Education) at the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), investigating the oral assessment practices used in interactions between teachers and students in Norwegian secondary schools. We implement and evaluate training for teacher students based on conversation analytic research.

I co-ordinate the Master programme in speech therapy at NTNU.

I have a BA and MA degree from NTNU (2000-2005); a PhD from the University of York (2008-2011); I was Research Fellow at the University of Oxford (2011-2013) and Loughborough University (2014-2019).

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Sikveland, Rein Ove; Kevoe-Feldman, Heidi; Stokoe, Elizabeth. (2022) Crisis Talk: Negotiating with Individuals in Crisis. Routledge. 2022. ISBN 9780367375294.
  • Skovholt, Karianne; Landmark, Anne Marie Dalby; Sikveland, Rein Ove; Solem, Marit Skarbø. (2021) Samtaleanalyse. En praktisk innføring. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. 2021. ISBN 9788202689711.

Part of book/report

  • Sikveland, Rein Ove; Öttl, Anton; Amdal, Ingunn; Ernestus, Mirjam; Svendsen, Torbjørn; Edlund, Jens. (2010) Spontal-N: A Corpus of Interactional Spoken Norwegian. Proceedings of the Seventh conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10).
  • Koreman, Jacques; Andreeva, Bistra; Barry, William J.; Sikveland, Rein Ove; van Dommelen, Wim A.. (2009) Cross-language differences in the production of phrasal prominence in Norwegian and German. Nordic Prosody. Proceedings of the Xth Conference, Helsinki 2008.



  • Fischer, Joel; Reeves, Stuart; Porcheron, Martin; Sikveland, Rein Ove. (2019) Progressivity for voice interface design. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Conversational User Interfaces ; 2019-08-22 - 2019-08-23.