Contemporary Studies in Conversation Analysis

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Edited by: Paul Drew & John Heritage

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    • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd |
    • Publication Year: 2013 |
    • Online Publication Date: February 05, 2015 |
    • DOI: 10.4135/9781446286364 |
    • Print ISBN: 9781446208687 |
    • Online ISBN: 9781446286364 |
    • Series: SAGE Benchmarks in Social Research Methods |
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Abstract

In the seven years following the publication of the much-lauded major work, Conversation Analysis, a number of exciting developments in field have given cause for editors Paul Drew and John Heritage to revisit this important topic. This new four-volume collection, containing all new articles and framed by a new contextualizing introductory chapter, includes works focusing on areas which were in their infancy at the publication of this set's predecessor, and topics which have gained much interest in the field over the past decade, such as language and identity, gender, multi-lingualism and intercultural communication, to name a few.

In its deft construction and careful balance of thematic volumes, this truly multidisciplinary set represents the wealth of contemporary research in the field and the contribution conversation analysis's methodology ...

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  • Editors' Introduction: Contemporary Studies in Conversation Analysis
    PaulDrew and JohnHeritage
    Introduction

    It is now six years since we published a collection of four volumes representing the key formative articles in conversation analysis. The publication of these articles in Sage's Benchmarks in Social Research Methods series reflected the impact that Conversation Analysis (hereafter CA) has had not only on sociology, but also on other disciplines, especially linguistics, pragmatics, applied linguistics, and, increasingly, cognitive science and psychology. Founded in a sociological conceptualization that stresses the basically social nature of language use in human interaction, CA has expanded to become truly an interdisciplinary field that is practiced worldwide.

    The success of those first four volumes has encouraged Sage to invite us to edit a second set of volumes representing the most ...

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