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Guest Editorial : Language as action

Nevile, Maurice; Rendle-Short, Johanna


The theme of this Special Issue, ‘language as action’, reflects the contributors’ interest in what, and how, people do things with language, and particularly spoken language. The papers here have in common a concern for investigating language-in-use in ordinary social life, and how language can both shape, and be shaped by, its use in particular social settings. More specifically, the papers share the interest of conversation analysis (CA) in the language of real-time naturally occurring...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Review of Applied Linguistics
DOI: 10.2104/aral0730


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