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Analysing Interactions in Childhood: Insights from Conversation Analysis

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Offers a fresh perspective on how conversation analysis can be used to highlight the sophisticated nature of what children actually do when interacting with their peers, parents, and other adults.

  • Brings together a contributor team of leading experts in the emerging field of child-focused conversation analytic studies, from both academic and professional research backgrounds
  • Includes examples of typically developing children and those who face...
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Overview

Offers a fresh perspective on how conversation analysis can be used to highlight the sophisticated nature of what children actually do when interacting with their peers, parents, and other adults.

  • Brings together a contributor team of leading experts in the emerging field of child-focused conversation analytic studies, from both academic and professional research backgrounds
  • Includes examples of typically developing children and those who face a variety of challenges to participation, as they interact with parents and friends, teachers, counsellors and health professionals
  • Encompasses linguistic, psychological and sociological perspectives
  • Offers new insights into children’s communication as they move from home into wider society, highlighting how this is expressed in different cultural contexts
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Editorial Reviews

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“It is an extremely well-edited and well-balanced book with high quality contributions from the various authors. As such, it is well placed to achieve its aim of enhancing the impact of CA as a discipline by expanding into developmental and applied areas of research.” (Discourse Studies, 2012)

"With lengthy chapters and quality evaluations, this is a thought-provoking book but one not for the faint hearted! It is aimed at academics and students who want up-to-date information." (Speech & Language Therapy in Practice, 1 September 2011)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470760345
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/16/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 294
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Hilary Gardner is a lecturer in Human Communication Sciences at Sheffield University, UK, and has worked as a speech and language therapist with children for over 30 years.

Michael Forrester is a senior lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Kent, UK. Previous publications include the Development of Young Children’s Social-Cognitive Skills and Psychology of Language.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Elena Lieuen Lieuen, Elena

Sect. 1 Interactions Between Typically Developing Children and Their Main Carers 1

1 Next turn and intersubjectiviry in children's language acquisition Clare Tarplee Tarplee, Clare 3

2 Hm? What? Maternal repair and early child talk Juliette Corrin Corrin, Juliette 23

3 Ethnomethodology and adult-child conversation: Whose development? Michael Forrester Forrester, Michael 42

4 'Actually' and the sequential skills of a two-year-old Anthony Wootton Wootton, Anthony 59

5 Children's emerging and developing self-repair practices Minna Laakso Laakso, Minna 74

Sect. 2 Childhood Interactions in a Wider Social World 101

6 Questioning repeats in the talk of four-year-old children Jack Sidnell Sidnell, Jack 103

7 Children's participation in their primary care consultations Patricia Cahill Cahill, Patricia 128

8 Feelings-talk and therapeutic vision in child-counsellor interaction Ian Hutchby Hutchby, Ian 146

9 Intersubjectiviry and misunderstanding in adult-child learning conversations Chris Pike Pike, Chris 163

Sect. 3 Interactions With Children Who Are Atypical 183

10 Interactional analysis of scaffolding in a mathematical task in ASD Penny Stribling Stribling, Penny John Rae Rae, John 185

11 Multi-modal participation in storybook sharing Julie Radford Radford, Julie Merle Mahon Mahon, Merle 209

12 Child-initiated repair in task interactions Tuula Tykkylainen Tykkylainen, Tuula 227

13 Communication aid use in children's conversation: Time, timing and speaker transfer Michael Clarke Clarke, Michael Ray Wilkinson Wilkinson, Ray 249

Glossary of transcript symbols 267

Index 269

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