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Books: Discourse/Pragmatics: Prevignano, Thibault eds

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Message 1: Discussing Conversation Analysis: Prevignano, Thibault (eds)

Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 10:04:28 +0000
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Subject: Discussing Conversation Analysis: Prevignano, Thibault (eds)

Title: Discussing Conversation Analysis
Subtitle: The work of Emanuel A. Schegloff
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Editor: Carlo L. Prevignano, University of Bologna 
Editor: Paul J. Thibault, University of Venice; Lingnan University,
	Hong Kong

Hardback: ISBN: 158811354X, Pages: xiv, 192 pp., Price: USD 60.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027225990, Pages: xiv, 192 pp., Price: EUR 60.00

Discussing Conversation Analysis: The work of Emanual A. Schegloff
presents an in-depth view on Schegloff's complex and stimulating work
in Conversation Analysis (CA) and offers clear insights into how it
has and may be developed further as a research tool in social
psychology, social science, artificial intelligence, and linguistics.

- What is the status of fine-grained empirical studies of human
interaction in CA and how does CA relate to other approaches to
linguistic interaction?
- What is Schegloff's contribution to CA and how does his work relate
to that of Goffman, Garfinkel, and Sacks?
- How does CA distinguish its own analytical tools and terms from the
categories of the participants in talk?
- What can CA reveal about human-computer interaction?
- What can CA contribute to the neurosciences in the study,diagnosis,
and treatment of linguistically impaired individuals?
- How does CA account for the socio-historical dimension of the
material and semiotic resources that participants co-deploy in talk?

By addressing these and other questions this volume proposes a
critical guide to CA and its applications with an extraordinary
interview with Emanuel A. Schegloff, and new contributions towards a
debate on his work by six commentators -- conversation analysts (John
Heritage and Charles Goodwin), critics (Rick Iedema and Pr
Segerdahl) and appliers of CA in the study of human-computer
interaction (Pirkko Raudaskoski) and language disorders (Ruth Lesser).
Schegloff's Response and a closing discussion with the editors
conclude the volume, which also features a comprehensive bibliography
of his work edited by Susan Eerdmans.

Emanuel A. Schegloff is Professor of Sociology with a joint
appointment in Applied Linguistics at the University of California,
Los Angeles. Educated at Harvard and the University of California,
Berkeley, he has taught at Columbia University as well as at UCLA. He
received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and was a resident Fellow at the
Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social
Sciences (1978-79) and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral
Sciences, Stanford (1998-99).

Table of contents

Preface vii-xiv 
1. Presenting Emanuel A. Schegloff 
 John C. Heritage 1-10 
2. On conversation analysis: An interview with Emanuel A. Schegloff 
 Svtla mejrkov� and Carlo L. Prevignano 11-55 
3. The power of Schegloff's work 
 Charles Goodwin 57-64 
4. Putting Schegloff's principles and practices in context 
 Rick Iedema 65-90 
5. Conversation analysis as rigorous science 
 P�r Segerdahl 91-108 
6. Users' interpretations at a computer tutorial: Detecting (causes)
 of misunderstandings
 Pirkko Raudaskoski 109-139 
7. When conversation is not normal: The role of conversation analysis
 in language pathology
 Ruth Lesser 141-155 
8. Response 
 Emanuel A. Schegloff 157-164 
9. Continuing the interview with Emanuel A. Schegloff 
 Carlo L. Prevignano and Paul J. Thibault 165-171 
10. A bibliography of Emanuel A. Schegloff 
 Edited by Susan L. Eerdmans 173-181 
Subject index 183-188 
Author index 189-192

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