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Books: Conversational Repair and Human Understanding: Hayashi, Raymond, Sidnell (eds.)

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Subject: Conversational Repair and Human Understanding: Hayashi, Raymond, Sidnell (eds.)
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Title: Conversational Repair and Human Understanding
Series Title: Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics 30
Published: 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Editor: Makoto Hayashi
Editor: Geoffrey Raymond
Editor: Jack Sidnell
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108460156 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 29.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108460156 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 22.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108460156 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 26.83

Humans are imperfect, and problems of speaking, hearing and understanding are pervasive in ordinary interaction. This book examines the way we 'repair' and correct such problems as they arise in conversation and other forms of human interaction. The first book-length study of this topic, it brings together a team of scholars from the fields of anthropology, communication, linguistics and sociology to explore how speakers address problems in their own talk and that of others, and how the practices of repair are interwoven with non-verbal aspects of communication such as gaze and gesture, across a variety of languages. Specific chapters highlight intersections between repair and epistemics, repair and turn construction, and repair and action formation. Aimed at researchers and students in sociolinguistics, speech communication, conversation analysis and the broader human and social sciences to which they contribute - anthropology, linguistics, psychology and sociology - this book provides a state-of-the-art review of conversational repair, while charting new directions for future study.

1. Conversational repair and human understanding: an introduction Makoto Hayashi, Geoffrey Raymond and Jack Sidnell; 2. Ten operations in self-initiated, same-turn repair Emanuel A. Schegloff; 3. Self-repair and action construction Paul Drew, Traci Walker and Richard Ogden; 4. On the place of hesitating in delicate formulations: a turn constructional infrastructure for collaborative indiscretion Gene H. Lerner; 5. One question after another: same-turn-repair in the formation of yes/no type initiating actions Geoffrey Raymond and John Heritage; 6. On the interactional import of self-repair in the courtroom Tanya Romaniuk and Susan Ehrlich; 7. Defensive mechanisms: I-mean prefaced utterances in complaint and other conversational sequences Douglas W. Maynard; 8. Availability as a trouble source in directive-response sequences Mardi Kidwell; 9. Epistemics, action formation, and other-initiation of repair: the case of partial questioning repeats Jeffrey D. Robinson; 10. Proffering insertable elements: a study of other-initiated repair in Japanese Makoto Hayashi and Kaoru Hayano; 11. Alternative, subsequent descriptions Jack Sidnell and Rebecca Barnes; 12. Huh? What? - A first survey in 21 languages N. J. Enfield, Mark Dingemanse, Julija Baranova, Joe Blythe, Penelope Brown, Tyko Dirksmeyer, Paul Drew, Simeon Floyd, Sonja Gipper, Rosa Gisladottir, Gertie Hoymann, Kobin H. Kendrick, Stephen C. Levinson, Lilla Magyari, Elizabeth Manrique, Giovanni Rossi, Lila San Roque and Francisco Torreira.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng)

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---------------------------------- Publishing Partner ----------------------------------
Cambridge University Press

----------------------------- Major Supporting Publishers -----------------------------
Akademie Verlag GmbH
Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cascadilla Press
Classiques Garnier
De Gruyter Mouton
Edinburgh University Press
Elsevier Ltd
Equinox Publishing Ltd
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Georgetown University Press
John Benjamins
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Multilingual Matters
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Peter Lang AG
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
University of Toronto Press

--------------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ---------------------------
Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Association of Finland
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
Seoul National University
SIL International Publications
Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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