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  1. jreid, Laughter in Interaction: Glenn

Message 1: Laughter in Interaction: Glenn

Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 12:07:42 +0000
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Subject: Laughter in Interaction: Glenn

Title: Laughter in Interaction
Series Title: Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics 18
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press		 
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Author: Phillip Glenn, Emerson College, Boston, MA 

Hardback: ISBN: 0521772060, Pages: 208, Price: $60.00

Bringing together twenty-five years of research on the sequential
organization of laughter in everyday talk, Phillip Glenn analyzes
recordings and transcripts to indicate the finely-detailed
coordination of human laughter. He demonstrates that its occurrence,
relative to talk and other activities, reveals much about its emergent
meaning and effects. The book considers laughter's significant role in
how people display, respond to, and revise identities and

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Towards a social interactional
approach to laughter; 2. Conversation analysis and the study of
laughter; 3. Laughing together; 4. Who laughs first; 5. Laughing At
and Laughing With: negotiating participant alignments; 6. Laughing
along, resisting: constituting relationship and identity; 7. Closing
remarks; References.

Lingfield(s): Sociolinguistics
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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