Conversation Analysis: Comparative Perspectives
Cambridge University Press, Sep 17, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines
'Conversation analysis' is an approach to the study of social interaction that focuses on practices of speaking that recur across a range of contexts and settings. The early studies in this tradition were based on the analysis of English conversation. More recently, however, conversation analysts have begun to study talk in a broader range of communities around the world. Through detailed analyses of recorded conversations, this book examines differences and similarities across a wide range of languages including Finnish, Japanese, Tzeltal Mayan, Russian and Mandarin. Bringing together interrelated methodological and analytic contributions, it explores topics such as the role of gaze in question-and-answer sequences, the organization of repair, and the design of responses to assessments. The emerging comparative perspective demonstrates how the structure of talk is inflected by the local circumstances within which it operates.
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adverb answer assessment Bikol chapter Chengdu claims clariﬁcation comparative conﬁrm conﬁrmation content words context Conversation Analysis course of action cultures curled delay deployed display Enﬁeld English epistemic example Extract ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁndings Finnish ﬁrst function words gaze behavior Goodwin Heritage inapposite Indonesian initiate repair instances interaction intonation Italian Langfang languages linguistic Logistic regression looking Mandarin monosyllabic words multisyllabic words nonalignment ofthe organization orientation other-initiated repair participants particle percent position post-beginning practices pre-completion prior turn produced prosody Q-recipient Q-speaker question question-intoned repeat recipient gaze recipient’s recognizable completion recycling repairs reference relevant repair initiation response tokens Rossano Sacks Schegloff sequence sequential Sidnell signiﬁcant simple recycling repairs simple replacement repairs Sochiapam Chinantec social Sorjonen speaker gaze speciﬁc stance Stivers suggests syntactic Table talk third-position minimal response tion topic Tzeltal utterance verb word is recognizably Yeah Yéli Dnye Zaria