Article published In:Spoken Interaction Studies in Australia
Edited by Rod Gardner
[Australian Review of Applied Linguistics. Series S 11] 1994
► pp. 1–20
The following brief survey attempts to discuss the scope, research bases, methodologies, outcomes and applications of studies of spoken discourse in Australia. The survey is not exhaustive but aims to capture the diversity of research work being carried out in different areas of spoken discourse studies in Australia. One feature which stands out in the range of studies is that research into spoken discourse in Australia is motivated by social and communicative needs and opportunities for such investigations.