Conversation Analysis

Conversation Analysis: An Introduction
TitleConversation Analysis: An Introduction
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
AuthorSidnell, Jack
Number of Pages294
CityMalden, MA
Publication LanguageEnglish
KeywordsCommunication, Communications, linguistics

The book provides a picture of the way talk is composed, beginning with an overview and brief historical sketch of the field of conversation analysis (CA) and the key research methods it uses. It focuses on the most important domains of organization in conversation, including turn-taking, action sequencing, repair, stories, oopenings and closings, and explores the effect of context through a review of foundational studies and contemporary work. Sidness provides both an overview of the key findings in each area of CA and a guide to current research. Ideal for students of linguistics, sociology, and anthropology, this volume expertly navigates the main findings of this growing field.