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Thu Oct 07 2021

Books: An Introduction to Conversation Analysis: Liddicoat

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <>

Date: 07-Oct-2021
From: Lian Wilson <>
Subject: An Introduction to Conversation Analysis: Liddicoat
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Title: An Introduction to Conversation Analysis
Published: 2021
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)

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Author: Anthony J. Liddicoat
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350090651 Pages: 448 Price: U.K. £ 26.09 Comment: ePub
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350090668 Pages: 448 Price: U.K. £ 26.09 Comment: PDF
Hardback: ISBN: 9781350090644 Pages: 448 Price: U.K. £ 90.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781350090637 Pages: 448 Price: U.K. £ 28.99

Editor's Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced title.

Conversation is one of the most widespread uses of human language, but what is actually happening when we interact this way? How is conversation structured? How does it function?

Answering these questions and more, "An Introduction to Conversation Analysis" is an essential overview of this topic for students in a wide range of disciplines including sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and sociology. This is the only book you need to learn how to do conversation analysis.

Beginning by positioning conversation analysis amongst other methodologies, this book explains the advantages before guiding you step-by-step through how to do conversation analysis and what it reveals about the ways language works in communication. Chapters introduce every aspect of conversation analysis logically and clearly, covering topics such as transcription, turn-taking, sequence organisation, repair, and storytelling.

Now fully revised and expanded to take account of recent developments, this third edition includes:

- 3 new chapters, covering action formation and epistemics, multimodality and spoken interaction, and written conversation.

- New topics including online and mobile technology, cross-cultural conversation and medical discourse.

- A glossary of key terms, brand new exercises and updated lists of further reading.

- A fully updated companion website, featuring tutorials, audio and video files, and a range of different exercises covering turn taking, organisation and repair.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng)

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