Conversation Analysis (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics) by Rebecca Clift

By Rebecca Clift

we are living our lives in dialog, construction households, societies and civilisations. In over seven thousand languages the world over, the elemental infrastructure wherein we converse continues to be an identical. this is often the 1st ever book-length linguistic creation to dialog research (CA), the sphere that has performed greater than the other to light up the mechanics of interplay. beginning via finding CA by way of connection with a couple of cognate disciplines investigating language in use, it presents an summary of the origins and method of CA. by utilizing conversational info from a number languages, it examines the fundamental gear of series organization: turn-taking, choice, identification building and service. because the foundation for those investigations, the booklet makes use of the dual analytic assets of motion and series to throw new gentle at the origins and nature of language use.

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