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Talk in Action

Interactions, Identities, and Institutions


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Talk in Action by John Heritage
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Talk in Action examines the language, identity, andinteraction of social institutions, introducing students to theresearch methodology of Conversation Analysis. * Features a unique focus on real-world applications of CA byexamining four institutional domains: calls to emergency numbers,doctor-patient interaction, courtroom trials, and masscommunication, * Provides a theoretical and methodological overview of the rootsof CA, reviewing the main developments and findings of research ontalk and social institutions conducted over the past 25 years * Showcases the significance of this subject to everyday events,making it ideal for students coming to the field for the firsttime * Written by two leading figures in the field of ConversationAnalysis

Author Biography

Steven Clayman is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has written extensively on topics relating to conversation analysis and is co-author, with John Heritage, of The News Interview: Journalists and Public Figures on the Air (2002). John Heritage is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. His publications include Garfinkel and Ethnomethodology (1984) and Communication in Medical Care: Interaction between Primary Care Physicians and Patients (2006).
Release date Australia
April 13th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
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