Conversation and Cognition
- Publication date:April 2005
- Dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
- Weight: 0.44kg
Written by some of the leading figures in the fields of conversation analysis, discursive psychology and ethnomethodology, this 2005 book looks at the challenging implications of discourse-based approaches to the topic of cognition. This volume shows how cognition can be reworked using analyses of engaging examples of real life interaction such as conversations between friends, relationship counselling sessions and legal hearings. It includes an extended introduction that overviews the history and context of cognitive research and its basic assumptions to provide a frame for understanding the specific examples discussed, as well as surveying cutting edge debates about discourse and cognition. This comprehensive and accessible book opens up important ways of understanding the relation between language and cognition.
Distinguished Book Award from the Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Section of the American Sociological Association 2007 - Winner