Talk and Taxonomy: A methodological comparison of ethnosemantics and ethnomethodology with reference to terms for Canadian doctors (Pragmatics & Beyon

Talk and Taxonomy: A methodological comparison of ethnosemantics and ethnomethodology with reference to terms for Canadian doctors (Pragmatics & Beyon

By: Peter Eglin (author)Paperback

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The thesis of this essay is that social or cultural competence consists more of an interpretive or methodological ability to use language in the service of interaction than of a substantive knowledge of collections of cultural categories and of the semantic relations between the terms naming those categories.

Contents

1. Preface; 2. List of Tables; 3. List of Figures; 4. Part One. Programmatics: the logical and methodological adequacy of ethnosemantics and ethnomethodology as sociologies attempting to account for cultural competence; 5. 1. Introduction; 6. 2. Regularities, rules and instructions: three sociologies; 7. 3. Ethnosemantics as semantic sociology and ethnomethodology as interpretive sociology; 8. 4. Leaving out the interpreter's work: a methodological critique of ethnosemantics based on ethnomethodology; 9. 5. Conclusion; 10. Part Two. Data: using the same materials, an ethnosemantic study, and an ethnomethodological study, of cultural competence; 11. 6. Introduction; 12. 7. Terms for Canadian doctors: ethnosemantics and taxonomy; 13. 8. Terms for Canadian doctors: ethnomethodology and talk; 14. 9. Conclusion; 15. Epilogue: the question of interpretive method; 16. Footnotes; 17. References; 18. Appendix; 19. List of Tables; 20. Table 1. One Line From the Chart of Reference Terms for Lawyers; 21. Table 2. Chart of Reference Terms for Canadian Doctors; 22. Table 3. Code of Semantic Dimensions; 23. List of Figures; 24. Figure 1. The Semiotic Triangle in Ethnosemantics; 25. Figure 2. Partial Taxonomy of Terms for Canadian Doctors

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  • ISBN13: 9789027225108
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 125
  • ID: 9789027225108
  • weight: 200
  • ISBN10: 9027225109

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