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COHI 100 Lecture 102711

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COHI 100 Lecture 10/27/11 03:02 Organization of conversation Coherence and sequential organization Take home message: interactional relevance – the relevance of the turn is dependent on  that which immediately precedes it People cannot just talk whatever comes to mind; has to be relevant to what was said  before; expectation of the person listening Turn taking (fundamental org of social action) – one person talking at a time speaking What does this mean in terms of conduit metaphor? Conduit metaphor Receiver = listening, formulating next response Criticizing passive listener Conversation is about coordination Techniques: Use of “back channels” – words like uh huh, yeah Multimodal signals – eye gaze, head nods Importance of timing Conversation Coordination of behavior To coordinate behavior participants need to display: What they are doing How do they expect others to align themselves with the activity “Participation” The interactive work that speakers as well as hearers engage in Inadequacy of the “speaker-hearer” dichotomy [difference] (Goffman, 1979)
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  • Fall '11
  • Alac
  • Goffman, conduit metaphor, passive listeners Goffman, global folk categories, meditational mean, structurally different kinds

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