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Conversation Analysis and Sociopragmatics

Clift, Rebecca and Haugh, Michael (2021) 'Conversation Analysis and Sociopragmatics.' In: Haugh, Michael and Kadar, Daniel and Terfouraki, Marina, (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Sociopragmatics. Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics . Cambridge University Press, 616 - 638. ISBN 9781108954105

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In this chapter, we consider what methods and research in conversation analysis (CA), which examines the systematic accomplishment of action in its natural ecological contexts, can bring to sociopragmatics. While CA shares some of its methods with some other approaches in pragmatics – including its data-driven focus – we begin by first focusing on two aspects of the CA method that make it distinct from other approaches to language use: transcription and collections. We then go on to illustrate through two case studies how CA methods and research can help us leverage open areas of ongoing interest in sociopragmatics. The first case study focuses on (im)politeness and speech acts, while the second focuses on inference, identity and relationships. The chapter concludes by reflecting on the intersection between CA and sociopragmatics and possible directions for future research.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2021 14:12
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2021 01:00

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