Catalogue


Conversation analysis : comparative perspectives /
edited by Jack Sidnell.
imprint
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
description
xviii, 441 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521883717, 9780521883719
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Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
isbn
0521883717
9780521883719
catalogue key
7006634
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [407]-435) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jack Sidnell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the university of Toronto.
Reviews
Review Quotes
'Hooray! This is what we've been waiting for a genuinely cross-linguistic perspective on the ways in which semiotic resources, including language and the body, are mobilized for the resolution of recurrent tasks in interaction.' Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen, University of Potsdam
'Hooray! This is what we've been waiting for - a genuinely cross-linguistic perspective on the ways in which semiotic resources, including language and the body, are mobilized for the resolution of recurrent tasks in interaction.' Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen, University of Potsdam
'Not only does this remarkable book represent a major collection of cross-linguistic work in Conversation Analysis, but the contributions, all by world-renowned scholars, covering ten languages, together form a stunning and important picture of the ways in which the resources of any particular language afford possibilities for social action accomplished through talk.' Sandra Thompson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Review of the hardback: 'Hooray! This is what we've been waiting for - a genuinely cross-linguistic perspective on the ways in which semiotic resources, including language and the body, are mobilized for the resolution of recurrent tasks in interaction.' Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen, University of Potsdam
Review of the hardback: 'Not only does this remarkable book represent a major collection of cross-linguistic work in Conversation Analysis, but the contributions, all by world-renowned scholars, covering ten languages, together form a stunning and important picture of the ways in which the resources of any particular language afford possibilities for social action accomplished through talk.' Sandra Thompson, University of California, Santa Barbara
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Summaries
Main Description
'Conversation analysis' is an approach to the study of social interaction that focuses on practices of speaking that recur across a range of contexts and settings. The early studies in this tradition were based on the analysis of English conversation. More recently, however, conversation analysts have begun to study talk in a broader range of communities around the world. Through detailed analyses of recorded conversations, this 2009 book examines differences and similarities across a wide range of languages including Finnish, Japanese, Tzeltal Mayan, Russian, and Mandarin. Bringing together interrelated methodological and analytic contributions, it explores topics such as the role of gaze in question-and-answer sequences, the organization of repair, and the design of responses to assessments. The emerging comparative perspective demonstrates how the structure of talk is inflected by the local circumstances within which it operates.
Description for Bookstore
'Conversation analysis' is an approach to the study of social interaction that focuses on practices of speaking that recur across a range of contexts and settings. Through detailed analyses of recorded conversations, this book examines differences and similarities across a wide range of languages including Finnish, Japanese, Russian, and Mandarin.
Main Description
'Conversation analysis' is an approach to the study of social interaction that focuses on practices of speaking that recur across a range of contexts and settings. The early studies in this tradition were based on the analysis of English conversation. More recently, however, conversation analysts have begun to study talk in a broader range of communities around the world. Through detailed analyses of recorded conversations, this book examines differences and similarities across a wide range of languages including Finnish, Japanese, Tzeltal Mayan, Russian, and Mandarin. Bringing together interrelated methodological and analytic contributions, it explores topics such as the role of gaze in question-and-answer sequences, the organization of repair, and the design of responses to assessments. The emerging comparative perspective demonstrates how the structure of talk is inflected by the local circumstances within which it operates.
Description for Bookstore
'Conversation analysis' is an approach to the study of social interaction that focuses on practices of speaking that recur across a range of contexts and settings. Through detailed analyses of recorded conversations, this 2009 book examines differences and similarities across a wide range of languages including Finnish, Japanese, Russian, and Mandarin.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Through detailed analyses of recorded conversations, this book examines differences and similarities across a wide range of languages including Finnish, Japanese, Tzeltal Mayan, Russian, and Mandarin.
Table of Contents
List of figuresp. vii
List of tablesp. ix
List of contributorsp. xiii
Transcription conventionsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Comparative perspectives in conversation analysisp. 3
Repair and beyondp. 29
Repetition in the initiation of repairp. 31
A cross-linguistic investigation of the site of initiation in same-turn self-repairp. 60
Repairing referencep. 104
Aspects of responsep. 133
Projecting nonalignment in conversationp. 135
Two answers to inapposite inquiriesp. 159
Gaze, questioning, and culturep. 187
Negotiating boundaries in talkp. 250
Action formation and sequencingp. 279
Alternative responses to assessmentsp. 281
Language-specific resources in repair and assessmentsp. 304
Implementing delayed actionsp. 326
Conclusionp. 355
One perspective on Conversation Analysis: Comparative Perspectivesp. 357
Bibliographyp. 407
Indexp. 436
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