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Title: Conversation Analysis
Subtitle: An Introduction
Written By: Jack Sidnell
URL: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405159014.html
Series Title: Language in Society
Description:

Combining the main findings, methods and analytic techniques of this central
approach to language and social interaction, along with real-life examples and
step-by-step explanations, Conversation Analysis is the ideal student guide
to the field.

* Introduces the main findings, methods and analytic techniques of
conversation analysis (CA) - a growing interdisciplinary field exploring
language and social interaction
* Provides an engaging historical overview of the field, along with detailed
coverage of the key findings in each area of CA and a guide to current
research
* Examines the way talk is composed, and how conversation structures
highlight aspects of human behavior
* Focuses on the most important domains of organization in conversation,
including turn-taking, action sequencing, repair, stories, openings and
closings, and the effect of context
* Includes real-life examples and step-by-step explanations, making it an
ideal guide for students navigating this growing field

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Discipline of Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1405159006
ISBN-13: 9781405159005
Pages: 296
Prices: U.S. $ 89.95

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1405159014
ISBN-13: 9781405159012
Pages: 296
Prices: U.S. $ 34.95