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A conversation analysis view of communication as jointly accomplished social interaction: An unsuccessful proposal for a social visit

Nevile, Maurice; Rendle-Short, Johanna


Conversation analysis (CA) focuses on the language, practices and competencies by which people accomplish social actions to create and understand ordinary social life. CA uses naturally occurring data, examining micro-detailed transcriptions from recordings of ordinary interactions. This paper highlights some principles, methods, and insights of CA. We consider a short segment of transcribed phone conversation in which one participant proposes a social visit to the other. We see just how the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Linguistics
DOI: 10.1080/07268600802516392


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