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Title: Harvey Sacks: Social Science and Conversation Analysis
Written By: David Silverman

This is the first book-length introduction to the work of Harvey Sacks, a highly influential sociologist who prior to his tragic death in 1975 developed the theories that came to be known as Conversation Analysis and ethnomethodology --theories that have grown to become extremely popular within linguistics, sociology, psychology and anthropology. This volume should be of interest to both students and scholars of Conversation Analysis and Sacks' work.

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0195214730
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 232 p
Prices: $19.95

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195214722
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 232 p
Prices: $39.95