Much of our daily lives are spent talking to one another, in both ordinary conversation and more specialized settings such as meetings, interviews, classrooms, and courtrooms. It is largely through conversation that the major institutions of our society - economy, religion, politics, family and law - are implemented. This book Emanuel Schegloff, the first in a series and first published in 2007, introduces the findings and theories of conversation analysis. Together, the volumes in the series constitute a complete and authoritative 'primer' in the subject. The topic of this first volume is 'sequence organization' - the ways in which turns-at-talk are ordered and combined to make actions take place in conversation, such as requests, offers, complaints, and announcements. Containing many examples from real-life conversations, it will be invaluable to anyone interested in human interaction and the workings of conversation.Read more
- Includes transcribed data of real-life conversation, and accompanying audio and video files
- Analyses the data in detail
- Looks at a key component of the workings of conversation
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'… Schegloff's analysis of multiple redoings of first pair parts … is one of the most fascinating CA analyses I have read for some time. Throughout the analysis, Schegloff shows what may happen and how it may happen when one does not want to accept an offer. … Schegloff's examples are also available as audio and video files at the Cambridge University Press website, which is a great bonus for those who want to watch, listen and analyze the extracts alongside the analyses in the book.' Journal of Sociolinguistics
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- Date Published: January 2007
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521532792
- length: 318 pages
- dimensions: 244 x 173 x 15 mm
- weight: 0.51kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to sequence organization
2. The adjacency pair as a unit for sequence construction
3. Minimal, two-turn adjacency pair sequences
5. The organization of preference/dispreference
6. Insert expansion
8. Topic proffering sequences
9. Sequence-closing sequences
10. Sequences of sequences
12. Some variations in sequence organization
13. Sequence as practice
14. Ending, re-beginning, and how to use this book.
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