Units of Talk – Units of Action

Units of Talk – Units of Action

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In this volume leading academics in Interactional Linguistics and Conversation Analysis consider the notion of units for the study of language and interaction. Amongst the issues being explored are the role and relevance of traditionally accepted linguistic units for the analysis of naturally occurring talk, and the identification of new units of conduct in interaction. While some chapters make suggestions on how existing linguistic units can be adapted to suit the study of conversation, others present radically new perspectives on how language in interaction should be described, conceptualised and researched. The chapters present empirical investigations into different languages (Danish, English, Japanese, Mandarin, Swedish) in a variety of settings (private and institutional), considering both linguistic and embodied resources for talk. In addressing the fundamental question of units, the volume pushes at the boundaries of current debates and contributes original new insight into the nature of language in interaction.Building an instructional project Actions as components of music masterclasses Darren Reed aamp; Beatrice Szczepek Reed University ... The paper presents the regularly occurring component actions of music masterclass instructions, and details how they are ... Szczepek Reed 2012, 2010a, 2010b; Auer 2010; Kim 1999; Selting 1996; Ford aamp; Thompson 1996; Chafe 1993). ... words, phrases and sentences, which participants in interaction clearly make use of in the design of their actions.

Title:Units of Talk – Units of Action
Author: Beatrice Szczepek Reed, Geoffrey Raymond
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2013-10-22

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