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Description - Conversation Analysis by Jack Sidnell

Combining the main findings, methods and analytic techniques of
this central approach to language and social interaction, along
with real-life examples and step-by-step explanations,
Conversation Analysis is the ideal student guide to the

Introduces the main findings, methods and analytic techniques
of conversation analysis (CA) ? a growing interdisciplinary
field exploring language and social interaction

Provides an engaging historical overview of the field, along
with detailed coverage of the key findings in each area of CA and a
guide to current research

Examines the way talk is composed, and how conversation
structures highlight aspects of human behavior

Focuses on the most important domains of organization in
conversation, including turn-taking, action sequencing, repair,
stories, openings and closings, and the effect of context

Includes real-life examples and step-by-step explanations,
making it an ideal guide for students navigating this growing

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405159012
ISBN-10: 1405159014
Format: Paperback / softback
(245mm x 173mm x 17mm)
Pages: 294
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Apr-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jack Sidnell

Jack Sidnell is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on the structures and practices of talk and interaction in a range of settings. In addition to extensive research in the Caribbean, Sidnell has examined talk in court and among young children. He is the author Talk and Practical Epistemology: The Social Life of Knowledge in a Caribbean Community (2005) and the editor of Conversation Analysis: Comparative Perspectives (2009).

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