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Conversation Analysis

Conversation Analysis

Four Volume Set
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May 2006 | 1 624 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

It is now widely agreed that in latter part of the 20th century sociology has taken a 'linguistic turn'. One of the approaches to emerge out of the linguistic turn is conversation analysis, which is now recognized as one of the most distinctive and genuinely original approaches to the study of language, communication and social interaction to have emerged during the last forty years. Research in conversation analysis over the past 30 years has shown how these and other technical aspects of talk-in-interaction are structured, socially organized resources - or methods - whereby participants perform and coordinate activities through talking together. Conversational interaction is the primordial site of human sociality. Thus these methods are the technical bedrock on which people build their social lives, and construct their social relations with one another.

This comprehensive collection, brought together by two of the leading figures in conversation analysis, will be indispensable to researchers in not only linguistics but sociology, social psychology, communications, and health sciences whose work involved the language and linguistic features of social action.

Paul Drew and John Heritage
Harvey Sacks et al
Simplest Systematics
Gene Lerner
On the Syntax of Sentences in Progress
Gail Jefferson
Notes on Some Orderlinesses of Overlap Onset
Emanuel Schegloff
Overlapping Talk and the Organization
Emanuel Schegloff
Preference for Self-Correction
Emanuel Schegloff
The Relevance of Repair
Gail Jefferson
Error Correction as an Interactional Resource
Charles Goodwin
Restarts, Pauses and the Achievement of a State of Mutual Gaze at Turn Beginning
Emanuel Schegloff
Repair After Next Turn
Gail Jefferson
Exposed and Embedded Corrections
Paul Drew
Open Class Repair Initiators
John Heritage
Garfinkel and Ethnomethodology
Harvey Sacks
Preference for Agreement
Anita Pomerantz
Agreeing and Disagreeing with Assessments
Charles and Marjorie Goodwin
Concurrent Operations on Talk
Geoffrey Raymond
Grammar and Social Organization
Complaint Sequences
Douglas Maynard
The News Delivery Sequence
Anita Pomerantz
Telling My Side
`Limited access' as a `fishing' device

Gail Jefferson
On the Sequential Organization of Troubles Talk
Gail Jefferson
A Technique for Inviting Laughter and its Subsequent Acceptance Declination
Emanuel Schegloff
The Routine as Achievement
Graham Button
On Varieties of Closings
Gail Jefferson
List Construction as a Task and Interactional Resource
Anita Pomerantz
Giving A Source or Basis
The Practice in Conversation of Telling "How I Know"
Emanuel Schegloff
Some Practices for Referring Persons in Talk-in-Interaction
A Partial Sketch of a Systematics

Anthony Wootton
Two Request Forms for Four Year Olds
Paul Drew and Elizabeth Holt
Figures of Speech
Hiroko Tanaka
Turn Projection in Japanese Talk and Interaction
Makoto Hayashi
Projection and Grammar
John Local and John Kelly
Projection and Silences
Emanuel Schegloff
Confirming Allusions
John Heritage
Oh-Prefaced Responses to Inquiry
Gail Jefferson
On Trouble Premonitory Responses
Charles Goodwin
Co-Constructing Meaning in Conversations
John Heritage
Conversation Analysis and Institutional Talk
P Drew et al
Conversation Analysis
A Method

Jeffrey Robinson
Interactional Structure of Medical Activities During Acute Visits and its Implications for Patients' Participation
Anssi Perakyla
Authority and Accountability
Tanya Stivers
`Symptoms Only' and `Candidate Diagnoses'
Presenting the Problem in Pediatric Encounters

Christian Heath
Pain Talk
The Expression of Suffering in the Medical Consultation

Steven Clayman
Displaying Neutrality
Steven Clayman
Reformulating the Question
Andrew Roth
Who Makes the News
Steven Clayman and John Heritage
Questioning Presidents
M Whalen and D Zimmerman
Sequential and Institutional Contexts
M Whalen and D Zimmerman
Describing Trouble
Practical Epistemology in Citizen Calls to the Police

Paul Drew
Contested Evidence
Charles Goodwin
Professional Vision
Danielle Pillet-Shore
Doing Okay
Max Atkinson
Refusing Invited Applause

"The present ambitious effort warehouses pivotal materials that take the reader through the principal areas of CA [Conversation Analysis] research and publication. The first volume addresses turn-taking and conversation repair, which are the formative basis of CA. Drawing from across the globe, this set also demonstrates the international scope of CA by mixing in among standard texts materials showing its global growth and future directions. Although these materials have been previously published, the value of collecting them into one source cannot be overstated, particularly since work employing CA is spread across the disciplines. Essential."

G.C David
Bentley College

Paul Drew

John Heritage

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