The Handbook of Conversation Analysis

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-11-05
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Presenting a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of theoretical and descriptive research in the field, The Handbook of Conversation Analysis brings together contributions by leading international experts to provide an invaluable information resource and reference for scholars of social interaction across the areas of conversation analysis, discourse analysis, linguistic anthropology, interpersonal communication, discursive psychology and sociolinguistics. Ideal as an introduction to the field for upper level undergraduates and as an in-depth review of the latest developments for graduate level students and established scholars Five sections outline the history and theory, methods, fundamental concepts, and core contexts in the study of conversation, as well as topics central to conversation analysis Written by international conversation analysis experts, the book covers a wide range of topics and disciplines, from reviewing underlying structures of conversation, to describing conversation analysis relationship to anthropology, communication, linguistics, psychology, and sociology

Author Biography

Jack Sidnell is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is the author of Talk and Practical Epistemology: The Social Life of Knowledge in a Caribbean Community (2005), the editor of Conversation Analysis: Comparative Perspectives (2009) and the author of Conversation Analysis: An Introduction (2010).

Tanya Stivers is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is the author of Prescribing Under Pressure: Parent-Physician Conversations and Antibiotics (2007), and co-editor of Person Reference in Interaction: Linguistic, Cultural and Social Perspectives (with N. Enfield, 2007), and of The Morality of Knowledge in Conversation (with L. Mondada and J. Steensig, 2011).

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors viii

Acknowledgments xvi

1 Introduction 1

Tanya Stivers and Jack Sidnell

Part I Studying Social Interaction from a CA Perspective 9

2 Everyone and No One to Turn to: Intellectual Roots and Contexts for Conversation Analysis 11

Douglas W. Maynard

3 The Conversation Analytic Approach to Data Collection 32

Lorenza Mondada

4 The Conversation Analytic Approach to Transcription 57

Alexa Hepburn and Galina B. Bolden

5 Basic Conversation Analytic Methods 77

Jack Sidnell

Part II Fundamental Structures of Conversation 101

6 Action Formation and Ascription 103

Stephen C. Levinson

7 Turn Design 131

Paul Drew

8 Turn-Constructional Units and the Transition-Relevance Place 150

Steven E. Clayman

9 Turn Allocation and Turn Sharing 167

Makoto Hayashi

10 Sequence Organization 191

Tanya Stivers

11 Preference 210

Anita Pomerantz and John Heritage

12 Repair 229

Celia Kitzinger

13 Overall Structural Organization 257

Jeffrey D. Robinson

Part III Key Topics in CA 281

14 Embodied Action and Organizational Activity 283

Christian Heath and Paul Luff

15 Gaze in Conversation 308

Federico Rossano

16 Emotion, Affect and Conversation 330

Johanna Ruusuvuori

17 Affiliation in Conversation 350

Anna Lindström and Marja-Leena Sorjonen

18 Epistemics in Conversation 370

John Heritage

19 Question Design in Conversation 395

Kaoru Hayano

20 Response Design in Conversation 415

Seung-Hee Lee

21 Reference in Conversation 433

N. J. Enfield

22 Phonetics and Prosody in Conversation 455

Gareth Walker

23 Grammar in Conversation 475

Harrie Mazeland

24 Storytelling in Conversation 492

Jenny Mandelbaum

Part IV Key Contexts of Study in CA: Populations and Settings 509

25 Interaction among Children 511

Mardi Kidwell

26 Conversation Analysis and the Study of Atypical Populations 533

Charles Antaki and Ray Wilkinson

27 Conversation Analysis in Psychotherapy 551

Anssi Peräkylä

28 Conversation Analysis in Medicine 575

Virginia Teas Gill and Felicia Roberts

29 Conversation Analysis in the Classroom 593

Rod Gardner

30 Conversation Analysis in the Courtroom 612

Martha Komter

31 Conversation Analysis in the News Interview 630

Steven E. Clayman

Part V CA across the Disciplines 657

32 Conversation Analysis and Sociology 659

John Heritage and Tanya Stivers

33 Conversation Analysis and Communication 674

Wayne A. Beach

34 Conversation Analysis and Anthropology 688

Ignasi Clemente

35 Conversation Analysis and Psychology 701

Jonathan Potter and Derek Edwards

36 Conversation Analysis and Linguistics 726

Barbara A. Fox, Sandra A. Thompson, Cecilia E. Ford and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen

References 741

Names Index 812

Topic Index 815

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