COHI 2 - COHI 100 9/30/08 * Send Reading Summaries to:...

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Sheet1 Page 1 COHI 100 09/30/08 * Send Reading Summaries to: cohi100xx@yahoo.com * "The Wave" : Like at football games, "mexican wave" in Britain o Unorganized order * HARVEY SACKS: o worked at UC Irvine + founded conversational analysis o wanted to know how conversations worked (cuz he sucked at them) o developed a new approach to looking at conversation but also a new method + APPROACH: way of understanding how something works + METHOD: o together he was able find out new stuff about conversational crap * THE READING o Silverman covers some of the interesting findings from Sack's work o suicide, pick-ups, telling news, reading peoples minds + key point: conversation is an orderly business * WHY IS CONVERSATION IS IMPORTANT? o we spend much of our time talking o it is the forum where reputations are made or fade + the chat up + the job interview + presidential political debates * HUMAN SHARED LIVES o much of our shared life is conversation + boyfriend/girlfriend * DOING THINGS o conversation isnt everything
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COHI 2 - COHI 100 9/30/08 * Send Reading Summaries to:...

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