Conversation Analysis An Introduction

ISBN-10: 1405159014
ISBN-13: 9781405159012
Edition: 5th 2010
Authors: Jack Sidnell
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Description: Introducing the main findings, methods and analytic techniques of this central approach to language and social interaction, along with real-life examples and step-by-step explanations, Conversation Analysis is the ideal student guide to the  More...

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Book details

List price: $43.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/26/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 294
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Introducing the main findings, methods and analytic techniques of this central approach to language and social interaction, along with real-life examples and step-by-step explanations, Conversation Analysis is the ideal student guide to the field.The book provides a picture of the way talk is composed, beginning with an overview and brief historical sketch of the field of conversation analysis (CA) and the key research methods it uses. It focuses on the most important domains of organization in conversation, including turn-taking, action sequencing, repair, stories, openings and closings; and explores the effect of context through a review of foundational studies and contemporary work. Sidnell provides both an overview of the key findings in each area of CA and a guide to current research. Ideal for students of linguistics, sociology, and anthropology, this volume expertly navigates the main findings of this growing field.

Acknowledgements
Transcription Conventions
Talk
Methods
Turn-Taking
Action and Understanding
Preference
Sequence
Repair
Turn Construction
Stories
Openings and Closings
Topic
Context
Conclusion
References
Index

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