The Cambridge Handbook of Methods in Conversation Analysis

Jeffrey D. Robinson, Rebecca Clift, Kobin H. Kendrick, Chase Wesley Raymond

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Conversation Analysis (CA) is one of the predominant methods for the detailed study of human social interaction. Bringing together thirty-four chapters written by a team of world-renowned experts, this Handbook represents the first comprehensive overview of conversation-analytic methods. Topics include how to collect, manage, and transcribe data; how to explore data in search of possible phenomena; how to form and develop collections of phenomena; how to use different types of evidence to analyze data; how to code and quantify interaction; and how to apply, publish, and communicate findings to those who stand to benefit from them. Each method is introduced clearly and systematically, and examples of CA in different languages and cultures are included, to show how it can be applied in multiple settings. Comprehensive yet accessible, it is essential reading for researchers and advanced students in disciplines such as Linguistics, Sociology, Anthropology, Communication and Psychology.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISBN (Print)978-1-108-83794-1
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 8 Jan 2024

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