The Language of Turn and Sequence

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This collection of previously unpublished, cutting-edge research discusses the conversation analysis (CA) approach to understanding language use. CA is the dominant theory for analyzing the social use of language and is concerned with the description of how speakers engage in conversation and other forms of social interaction involving language. Its proponents are not only linguists but sociologists and anthropologists as well. The unifying theme of these chapters is the intersection of practice and form through ...

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Overview

This collection of previously unpublished, cutting-edge research discusses the conversation analysis (CA) approach to understanding language use. CA is the dominant theory for analyzing the social use of language and is concerned with the description of how speakers engage in conversation and other forms of social interaction involving language. Its proponents are not only linguists but sociologists and anthropologists as well. The unifying theme of these chapters is the intersection of practice and form through the construction of turns and sequences.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195124897
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Series: Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Wisconsin

University of Colorado

University of California, Santa Barbara

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Cecilia E. Ford, Barbara A. Fox, and Sandra A. Thompson
2. Constituency and the Grammar of Turn Increments, Cecilia E. Ford, Barbara A. Fox, and Sandra A. Thompson
3. Cultivating Prayer, Lisa Capps and Elinor Ochs
4. Producing Sense with Nonsense Syllables: Turn and Sequence in Conversations with a Man with Severe Aphasia, Charles Goodwin, Marjorie H. Goodwin, and David Olsher
5. Contingent Achievement of Co-Tellership in a Japanese Conversation: An Analysis of Talk, Gaze and Gesture, Makoto Hayashi, Junko Mori, and Tomoyo Tagaki
6. Saying What Wasn't Said: Negative Observation as a Linguistic Resource for the Interactional Achievement of Performance Feedback, Sally Jacoby and Patrick Gonzales
7. Recipient Activities: The Particle No as a Go-Ahead Response in Finnish Conversations, Marja-Leena Sorjonen
8. Oh-Prefaced Responses to Assessments: A Method of Modifying Agreement/Disagreement, John Heritage
9. Turn-Sharing: The Choral Co-Production of Talk-in-Interaction, Gene H. Lerner
10. Some Linguistic Aspects of Closure Cut-Off, Robert Jasperson
Index

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