Talk in Action: Interactions, Identities, and Institutions

Talk in Action: Interactions, Identities, and Institutions

Author(s): John Heritage, Steven Clayman

Published Online: 30 MAR 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405185509

Online ISBN: 9781444318135

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318135

About this Book

Talk in Action examines the language, identity, and interaction of social institutions, introducing students to the research methodology of Conversation Analysis.

  • Features a unique focus on real-world applications of CA by examining four institutional domains: calls to emergency numbers, doctor-patient interaction, courtroom trials, and mass communication,
  • Provides a theoretical and methodological overview of the roots of CA, reviewing the main developments and findings of research on talk and social institutions conducted over the past 25 years
  • Showcases the significance of this subject to everyday events, making it ideal for students coming to the field for the first time
  • Written by two leading figures in the field of Conversation Analysis

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Conversation Analysis and Social Institutions

  2. Part 2: Calls for Emergency Service

  3. Part 3: Doctor-Patient Interaction

  4. Part 4: Trials, Juries, and Dispute Resolution

  5. Part 5: News and Political Communication

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