Talk and Social Theory will be an essential text forstudents of sociolinguistics and the analysis of discourse inconversation.
- introduces the study of 'talk' linked to social theory;
- develops a new theoretical argument that reviews the relationsbetween local social practices and general societal processes oftalk;
- the use of everyday examples - a family dinner table, a schoolclassroom, an academic advising session in an community college -enhances the book’s appeal to a non-specialist as well as aspecialist audience;
- reviews the key theoretical perspectives and conceptualframeworks in social theory and in the sociolinguistic study oftalk.
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About the Author
Frederick Erickson is George F. Kneller Professor of Anthropology of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: Examples of the conduct of talk.
1. Sketching the terrain.
2. Seventy-five dollars goes in a day.
3. I can make a "P".
4. You wrestlin’?.
5. He has no history of IVDA.
PART TWO: Thinking about talk and social theory.
6. General perspectives on talk and social theory.
7 Toward a more practical theory of practices in talk.
8 Summing up.