An Introduction to Conversation Analysis (2nd Revised edition)

An Introduction to Conversation Analysis (2nd Revised edition)

By: Anthony J. Liddicoat (author)Paperback

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This is a new edition of best-selling introduction to conversation analysis that looks at methodology, motivation and the specifics of transcription. This introduction is designed to give an overview of conversation analysis. It begins by locating conversation analysis as a methodology amongst other methodologies, and describing conversation analysis as body of knowledge which reveals the ways in which language works in communication. The chapters introduce every aspect of conversation analysis in a logical, step-by-step examination, including coverage of transcription, turn-taking, sequence organisation, repair, and storytelling. The new edition is revised and expanded with an accompanying Companion Website. Comprehensive and accessible, "An Introduction to Conversation Analysis" is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, sociology and applied linguistics courses.

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Dr. Anthony J. Liddicoat is at the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures Education, University of South Australia.


1. Conversation and Conversation Analysis; 2. Collecting Conversational Data; 3. Transcribing Conversation; 4. Analyzing Conversational Data; 5. Turn-taking in Conversation; 6. Gaps and Overlaps in Turn-taking; 7. Adjacency Pairs and Preference Organization. 8. Expanding Sequences; 9. Repair; 10. Opening Conversation; 11. Closing Conversation; 12. Storytelling in Conversation; 13. Applying Conversation Analysis; References; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/03/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781441189349
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9781441189349
  • weight: 635
  • ISBN10: 1441189343
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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