Telling Tales of the Unexpected: The Organization of Factual Discourse

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1992 - Description (Rhetoric) - 217 pages
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Contents

Introduction
1
Descriptions as actions
11
A BRIEF HISTORY OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY
20
On the analysis of factual accounts three case studies
31
K IS MENTALLY ILL
32
THE CHANCELLORS MEMORY
37
WARRANTING A COMPLAINT
41
Some methodological issues
46
STATE FORMULATIONS AND THE MUNDANE ENVIRONMENT OF PARANORMAL EXPERIENCES
125
STATE FORMULATIONS AS GISTS AND UPSHOTS
127
THE SEQUENTIAL IMPLICATIVENESS OF STATE FORMULATIONS
137
NORMALIZING THE PARANORMAL
139
CONTRASTING THE NORMAL WITH THE PARANORMAL
143
INSERTIONS IN THE I WAS JUST DOING X WHEN Y DEVICE
144
Voices some inferential properties of reported speech
155
PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS
157

DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
51
DISCOURSE ANALYSIS A CRITICAL APPRECIATION
58
CONVERSATION ANALYSIS AND MONOLOGUE TALK
67
Accounts of paranormal experiences an instance analyzed
72
DATA
73
ANALYSIS
75
Beginnings
93
SOME PROPERTIES OF THE ORGANIZATION OF BEGINNINGS
96
PRODUCING A REFERENCE TO THE EXPERIENCE
100
THE TWOPARTEDNESS OF SETTING SEQUENCES
106
I was just doing X when Y a device for describing recollections of extraordinary events
117
PSYCHOLOGY AND THE RECOLLECTION OF DRAMATIC EVENTS
121
SUSTAINING THE OBJECTIVITY OF THE PHENOMENA
161
USING VOICES TO PREMONITOR A MYSTERY
170
REPORTED DIALOGUE
174
Conclusion
188
LANGUAGE AND MEMORY
190
LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL IDENTITY
191
LANGUAGE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF EXPERIENCE
195
Data collection
200
References
202
Name index
213
Subject Index
215
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