Conversation Analysis and Language for Specific Purposes: Second Edition by Hugo BowlesConversation Analysis and Language for Specific Purposes: Second Edition by Hugo Bowles

Conversation Analysis and Language for Specific Purposes: Second Edition

EditorHugo Bowles, Paul Seedhouse

Paperback | May 7, 2009

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Research into the relationship between conversation analysis (CA) and different areas of applied linguistics is increasing rapidly. The aim of this volume is to show how conversation analysis can make a significant contribution to the teaching of spoken language for specific purposes (LSP) and to provide a firm foundation for future research and practice in this area. The first-ever collection in this area, the volume provides a theoretical and methodological framework for applying CA to LSP, as well as a series of illustrations of practical applications of CA in specific domains including interpreting, journalism, service encounters, academic discourse and the language classroom. The chapters in this collection are all written by CA practitioners with experience in the teaching of language for specific purposes and will appeal to researchers and students in applied linguistics and the social sciences, particularly those working in LSP teaching and teacher training.
The Editors: Hugo Bowles is associate professor of English at the University of Rome «Tor Vergata», where he runs the English language programmes and teaches English linguistics and discourse analysis at undergraduate and postgraduate level. His research and publications are mostly in the areas of specialised discourse, particularly le...
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Title:Conversation Analysis and Language for Specific Purposes: Second EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.66 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:May 7, 2009Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:303430045X

ISBN - 13:9783034300452

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Table of Contents

Contents: Hugo Bowles/Paul Seedhouse: Introduction – Paul Seedhouse/Keith Richards: Describing and Analysing Institutional Varieties of Interaction – Gabriele Pallotti: Conversation Analysis: Methodology, Machinery and Application to Specific Settings – Keith Richards: Knowing When to ‘No’: Aspects of Alignment in Professional Relationships – Steve Walsh/Anne O’Keeffe: Applying CA to a Modes Analysis of Higher Education Spoken Academic Discourse – Laura Gavioli/Nick Maxwell: Interpreter Intervention in Mediated Business Talk – Anne Burns/Stephen Moore: Conversation Analysis and the Accounting Classroom: Exploring Implications for LSP Teaching – Cecilia Varcasia: English, German and Italian Responses in Telephone Service Encounters – Andrew Packett: Teaching Institutional Talk: A Conversation Analytic Approach to Broadcast Interviewing – Jean Wong: Answering my Call: A Look at Telephone Closings – Hugo Bowles/Paul Seedhouse: Interactional Competence and the LSP Classroom.

Editorial Reviews

«Bowles & Seedhouse’s book makes a convincing argument for the need to raise awareness amongst LSP teachers and learners of conversation as more than just information flow from one speaker to another. All articles in the book admirably pursue the same goal in showing how an integration of sequential analysis enriches our understanding of language teaching and learning. The book is therefore required reading for every teacher interested in speaking skills and conversation competence.» (Beatrice Szczepek Reed, The Linguist)