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Unformatted text preview: Conversation analysis These slides are based on Sacks H (1992) Lectures on conversation, Blackwell, Oxford Levinson S (1983) Pragmatics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge VITS Gran Goldkuhl VITS Gran Goldkuhl Conversation is not a structural product in the same way that a sentence is it is rather the outcome of two or more independent, goal-directed individuals, with often divergent interests. Stephen C Levinson Conversation Conversation analysis Roots in ethnomethodology The study of participants own methods of production and interpretation of social interaction A suspicion towards premature theorizing and ad hoc analytical categories VITS Gran Goldkuhl Turn-taking One participants talks and stops Another participant talks and stops and so on a local management system VITS Gran Goldkuhl Turn-taking Current speaker Next speaker VITS Gran Goldkuhl Transition relevance place Turn-units At its end some other participant is invited to speak next Predictability of turn-units end VITS Gran Goldkuhl Next speaker selection Current speaker may select next speaker...
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