Candlinetal-2017

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Candlinetal-2017
BibType INCOLLECTION
Key Candlinetal-2017
Author(s) Christopher N. Candlin, Jonathan Chrichton, Stephen H. Moore
Title Why that now?
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Tag(s) EMCA, Action, Ethnomethodology, Organizations
Publisher
Year 2017
Language English
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Journal
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Pages 155-180
URL Link
DOI 10.1057/978-1-137-31506-9_6
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Organization
Institution
School
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Howpublished
Book title Exploring Discourse in Context and in Action
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Abstract

This chapter deals with the key question ‘Why that now?’, and in doing so examines the notion of ‘talk in action’. It focuses on the micro analysis of discourse, and issues of sequence and membership; and processes of contextualising and localising inquiry. It draws upon the work of Garfinkel, Sacks, Schegloff and Heritage, and the methodological concerns of ethnomethodology and conversation analysis (CA). How members of particular groupings ‘do things’ and how ethnomethodologists account for that is discussed, as is the notion of human interaction as a foundation for CA. Intentionality and interactivity are also discussed. Various CA concepts (the ‘micro-level systematics’) are introduced and exemplified, including openings, closings and overall organisation of talk; topic management; turn-taking; adjacency pairs; preference organisation; feedback markers; and repairs and clarifications.

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