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The Handbook of Conversation Analysis


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Notes on Contributors viii Acknowledgments xvi 1 Introduction 1 Tanya Stivers and Jack Sidnell Part I Studying Social Interaction from a CA Perspective 9 2 Everyone and No One to Turn to: Intellectual Roots and Contexts for Conversation Analysis 11 Douglas W. Maynard 3 The Conversation Analytic Approach to Data Collection 32 Lorenza Mondada 4 The Conversation Analytic Approach to Transcription 57 Alexa Hepburn and Galina B. Bolden 5 Basic Conversation Analytic Methods 77 Jack Sidnell Part II Fundamental Structures of Conversation 101 6 Action Formation and Ascription 103 Stephen C. Levinson 7 Turn Design 131 Paul Drew 8 Turn-Constructional Units and the Transition-Relevance Place 150 Steven E. Clayman 9 Turn Allocation and Turn Sharing 167 Makoto Hayashi 10 Sequence Organization 191 Tanya Stivers 11 Preference 210 Anita Pomerantz and John Heritage 12 Repair 229 Celia Kitzinger 13 Overall Structural Organization 257 Jeffrey D. Robinson Part III Key Topics in CA 281 14 Embodied Action and Organizational Activity 283 Christian Heath and Paul Luff 15 Gaze in Conversation 308 Federico Rossano 16 Emotion, Affect and Conversation 330 Johanna Ruusuvuori 17 Affiliation in Conversation 350 Anna Lindstroem and Marja-Leena Sorjonen 18 Epistemics in Conversation 370 John Heritage 19 Question Design in Conversation 395 Kaoru Hayano 20 Response Design in Conversation 415 Seung-Hee Lee 21 Reference in Conversation 433 N. J. Enfield 22 Phonetics and Prosody in Conversation 455 Gareth Walker 23 Grammar in Conversation 475 Harrie Mazeland 24 Storytelling in Conversation 492 Jenny Mandelbaum Part IV Key Contexts of Study in CA: Populations and Settings 509 25 Interaction among Children 511 Mardi Kidwell 26 Conversation Analysis and the Study of Atypical Populations 533 Charles Antaki and Ray Wilkinson 27 Conversation Analysis in Psychotherapy 551 Anssi Perakyla 28 Conversation Analysis in Medicine 575 Virginia Teas Gill and Felicia Roberts 29 Conversation Analysis in the Classroom 593 Rod Gardner 30 Conversation Analysis in the Courtroom 612 Martha Komter 31 Conversation Analysis in the News Interview 630 Steven E. Clayman Part V CA across the Disciplines 657 32 Conversation Analysis and Sociology 659 John Heritage and Tanya Stivers 33 Conversation Analysis and Communication 674 Wayne A. Beach 34 Conversation Analysis and Anthropology 688 Ignasi Clemente 35 Conversation Analysis and Psychology 701 Jonathan Potter and Derek Edwards 36 Conversation Analysis and Linguistics 726 Barbara A. Fox, Sandra A. Thompson, Cecilia E. Ford and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen References 741 Names Index 812 Topic Index 815

About the Author

Jack Sidnell is Associate Professor of Anthropology atthe University of Toronto, Canada. He is the author of Talk andPractical Epistemology: The Social Life of Knowledge in a CaribbeanCommunity (2005), the editor of Conversation Analysis:Comparative Perspectives (2009) and the author ofConversation Analysis: An Introduction (2009). Tanya Stivers is Associate Professor of Sociology at theUniversity of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is the author ofPrescribing Under Pressure: Parent-Physician Conversations andAntibiotics (2007), and co-editor of Person Reference inInteraction: Linguistic, Cultural and Social Perspectives (withN. Enfield, 2007), and of The Morality of Knowledge inConversation (with L. Mondada and J. Steensig, 2010).


Taken as a whole, these 36 chapters are extremely usefulas a resource for all students and researchers interested in CA.They offer an excellent inventory of what CA has achieved in the 45years of its existence. In that sense the Handbookis a clearlandmark for CA as a field, reconsidering the past as well aslooking into the future. (Discourse Studies, 1June 2014)

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