Analysing Interactions in Childhood: Insights from Conversation Analysis
Hilary Gardner, Michael Forrester
Wiley, Dec 1, 2009 - Medical - 29496 pages
Offers a fresh perspective on how conversation analysis can be used to highlight the sophisticated nature of what children actually do when interacting with their peers, parents, and other adults.
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If you are into using Conversation Analysis for Child Language, this is a 'must' read. It covers not only typical but also atypical children. The CA methodology, as the chapters in this book has shown, is used by sociologists, clinical psychologists, anthropologists, linguists, etc. The foreward written by Lieven is also fantastic. The only thing I will have to say is the breadth of the topics - so far child conversation has very much focused on repairs and how children display intersubjective understanding. I'd love to see wider range of topics done in the future covering more acquisitional aspects.