Laughter in Interaction by Phillip GlennLaughter in Interaction by Phillip Glenn

Laughter in Interaction

byPhillip Glenn

Paperback | January 8, 2009

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Bringing together twenty-five years of research on the sequential organization of laughter in everyday talk, Phillip Glenn analyzes recordings and transcripts to indicate the finely-detailed coordination of human laughter. He demonstrates that its occurrence, relative to talk and other activities, reveals much about its emergent meaning and effects. The book considers laughter's significant role in how people display, respond to, and revise identities and relationships.
Title:Laughter in InteractionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.47 inPublished:January 8, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521101891

ISBN - 13:9780521101899

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Towards a social interactional approach to laughter; 2. Conversation analysis and the study of laughter; 3. Laughing together; 4. Who laughs first; 5. Laughing at and laughing with: negotiating participant alignments; 6. Laughing along, resisting: constituting relationship and identity; 7. Closing remarks; Notes; References; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"The book is a typical Cambridge high quality book...a very significant book within its field. As a contribution to the interdisciplinary field of humor research, it presents a wealth of interesting data and several interesting ideas that deserve further elaboration." - Humor, Slavatore Attardo, Youngstown State University