Doing conversation analysis: a practical guide

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Sage Publications, Feb 23, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 pages
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`An inspiration to new and experienced researchers alike about methods of analysis that can be applied in qualitative interview research. The book is very `user friendly' and approaches it subject matter from a straight-forward and common sense point of view...The book can definitely be recommended to students and practitioners alike as a valuable contribution in the field of qualitative methodology' - Nyhedsbrev

Conversation analysis (CA) has developed into one of the major approaches to analyzing speech in the disciplines of linguistics, communication, anthropology and sociology. This book is the first to provide hands-on experience in training to use this invaluable methodology.

The process of doing conversation analysis is outlined in sections which cover: an introduction to the approach and specific methodology of CA, making and transcribing recordings, analytic strategies in CA, applying CA, and writing up and publishing results.

Most chapters have detailed examples of actual recordings of interactional talk in ordinary settings, and all end with suggested practical exercises and further reading.

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