Applying Conversation Analysis

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"The contributions to this collection, all written from the analytic perspective of CA, bring together experts from a range of professional fields in order to demonstrate how CA can make a significant contribution to professional practice." As well as appealing to researchers and students in applied linguistics and the social sciences, the book's practical orientation will also make it valuable to specialists in a range of fields, including speech therapy, health communication, retailing, journalism and language teaching. The combination of
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Overview

"The contributions to this collection, all written from the analytic perspective of CA, bring together experts from a range of professional fields in order to demonstrate how CA can make a significant contribution to professional practice." As well as appealing to researchers and students in applied linguistics and the social sciences, the book's practical orientation will also make it valuable to specialists in a range of fields, including speech therapy, health communication, retailing, journalism and language teaching. The combination of academic and analytic rigour with strong practical relevance makes the collection essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in professional talk.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230554306
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/1/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Keith Richards was formerly Director of the Language Studies Unit at Aston University and is now Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Language Education at Warwick University. Paul Seedhouse is Postgraduate Research Co-ordinator and Director of the Integrated PhD in Educational and Applied Linguistics programme at the School of Education at the University of Newcastle.

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Table of Contents

Foreword : applied linguistics and conversation analysis
1 Introduction 1
2 Autistic children's co-ordination of gaze and talk : re-examining the 'asocial' autist 19
3 Co-constructing meaning in acquired speech disorders : word and letter repetition in the construction of turns 38
4 A comparison of a mother and a therapist working on child speech 56
5 Talking an institution into being : the opening sequence in general practice consultations 75
6 Would you like to do it yourself? : service requests and their non-granting responses 91
7 Social identity and language choice in bilingual service talk 107
8 University students resisting academic identity 124
9 Different orientations to grammatical correctness 143
10 Sidestepping grammar 159
11 Discrimination due to nonnative speech production? 174
12 The organization of off-task talk in second language classrooms 197
13 Vowel-marking as an interactional resource in Japanese novice ESL conversation 214
14 Teaching patterns of interaction in English for specific purposes 235
15 Conversation analysis as research methodology 251
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