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Winner of the Outstanding Scholarship Award from the Language & Social Interaction Division of the National Communication Association 2007! Much of our talk revolves around accounting for our own and other people's actions. We praise one person and blame another, justify our own actions, speculate on motives, tell and retell problematic events. This volume draws upon speech communication, sociology and social psychology to offer an original approach to such accounts. Richard Buttny examines social accountability within communication contexts that range from a therapy session to welfare and broadcast news interviews, from everyday conversation to discussions in a Zen monastery. Throughout his wide-ranging analysis of accounts talk, he integrates conversation analytic methods with social constructionism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803983076
ISBN-10: 0803983077
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 10mm)
Pages: 196
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Oct-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard Buttny

Richard Buttny is Associate Professor in the speech communication department at Syracuse University