The Language of Turn and Sequence

The Language of Turn and Sequence

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This collection of previously unpublished, cutting-edge research discusses the conversation analysis (CA) approach to understanding language use. CA is the dominant theory for analyzing the social use of language and is concerned with the description of how speakers engage in conversation and other forms of social interaction involving language. Its proponents are not only linguists but sociologists and anthropologists as well. The unifying theme of these chapters is the intersection of practice and form through the construction of turns and more

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  • Hardback | 300 pages
  • 154.9 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 317.52g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 18 halftones, 10 line drawings
  • 0195124898
  • 9780195124897
  • 2,023,731

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The richness of this volume lies in the variety of ways and contexts in which turns and sequences are examined. It is a readable work and an important contribution to the growing field of Conversation Analysis. * Linguist List *show more