The Language of Turn and Sequence by Cecilia E. FordThe Language of Turn and Sequence by Cecilia E. Ford

The Language of Turn and Sequence

EditorCecilia E. Ford, Barbara A. Fox, Sandra A. Thompson

Hardcover | September 15, 2001

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This collection of previously unpublished, cutting-edge research discusses the conversation analysis (CA) approach to understanding language use. CA is the dominant theory for analyzing the social use of language and is concerned with the description of how speakers engage in conversation andother forms of social interaction involving language. Its proponents are not only linguists but sociologists and anthropologists as well. The unifying theme of these chapters is the intersection of practice and form through the construction of turns and sequences.
Cecilia E. Ford is at University of Wisconsin. Barbara A. Fox is at University of Colorado.
Title:The Language of Turn and SequenceFormat:HardcoverPublished:September 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Cecilia E. Ford, Barbara A. Fox, and Sandra A. Thompson: Introduction2. Cecilia E. Ford, Barbara A. Fox, and Sandra A. Thompson: Constituency and the Grammar of Turn Increments3. Lisa Capps and Elinor Ochs: Cultivating Prayer4. Charles Goodwin, Marjorie H. Goodwin, and David Olsher: Producing Sense with Nonsense Syllables: Turn and Sequence in Conversations with a Man with Severe Aphasia5. Makoto Hayashi, Junko Mori, and Tomoyo Tagaki: Contingent Achievement of Co-Tellership in a Japanese Conversation: An Analysis of Talk, Gaze and Gesture6. Sally Jacoby and Patrick Gonzales: Saying What Wasn't Said: Negative Observation as a Linguistic Resource for the Interactional Achievement of Performance Feedback7. Marja-Leena Sorjonen: Recipient Activities: The Particle No as a Go-Ahead Response in Finnish Conversations8. John Heritage: Oh-Prefaced Responses to Assessments: A Method of Modifying Agreement/Disagreement9. Gene H. Lerner: Turn-Sharing: The Choral Co-Production of Talk-in-Interaction10. Robert Jasperson: Some Linguistic Aspects of Closure Cut-OffIndex

Editorial Reviews

"The richness of this volume lies in the variety of ways and contexts in which turns and sequences are examined. It is a readable work and an important contribution to the growing field of Conversation Analysis."--Linguist List