Linguistics meets conversational interaction
Anita Fetzer | University of Stuttgart
Christiane Meierkord | Erfurt University
This book addresses current approaches to sequentiality in pragmatics and discourse analysis. It reflects the current moves in ethnomethodological conversation analysis and speech act theory to cross methodological borders to arrive at a conception of a sequence, which extends the local notion of sequentiality by integrating further constitutive components, such as cognition, intentionality, activity type, culture and genre. The individual contributions were presented at the 7th IPrA Conference held in Budapest in the year 2000. They range from critical analyses of speech act theory and cognitive pragmatics to detailed micro analyses of genre- and activity-specific constraints on the production and interpretation of meaning. The first part “sequences in theory and practice: minimal and unbounded” discusses the theoretical premises and exemplifies these by detailed data analyses. The second part “sequences in discourse: the micro-macro interface” examines genre-specific constraints on individual sequences and shows the benefits of supplementing the microanalytic concept of sequentiality with macroanalytic categories.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 103] 2002. vi, 300 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
IntroductionChristiane Meierkord and Anita Fetzer | pp. 1–33
Sequences in theory and practice: Minimal and unbounded?
Communicative intentions in contextAnita Fetzer | pp. 37–69
Cognition and narrativity in speech act sequencesMarina Sbisà | pp. 71–97
Recurrent sequences and mental processesChristiane Meierkord | pp. 99–119
Boundaries and sequences in studying conversationRobert B. Arundale and David A. Good | pp. 121–150
Discourse markers as turns: Evidence for the role of intersubjectivityin interactional sequencesSara W. Smith and Andreas H. Jucker | pp. 151–178
Sequences in discourse: The micro-macro interface
Talk on TV: Sequentiality meets intertextuality and interdiscursitivityRoy Langer | pp. 181–206
Culture, genres and the problem of sequentiality: An attempt to describe local organization and global structures in talk-in-situationFriederike Kern | pp. 207–229
Argumentative sequencing and its interactional variationThomas Spranz-Fogasy | pp. 231–248
Sequential positioning of represented discourse: In institutional media interactionMarjut Johansson | pp. 249–271
Interactional coherence in discussions and everyday storytelling: On considering the role of jedenfalls and auf jeden fallKristin Bührig | pp. 273–290
Index | pp. 291–295
“This collection of papers has made an admirable endeavor to provide a both varied and unified account of the very notion of sequentiality in the sense that different methodological considerations can contribute to our deeper understanding of what can be revealed by investigating sequences in interaction, making great headway in unraveling the mysteries of sequentiality and various aspects in close connection with talk-in-interaction, cognitive, linguistics, pragmatic and cultural, among other things. [...] given the interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary nature of sequentiality in talk-in-interaction, this volume should be of much value and great interest to many people, those doing conversation analysis and discourse analysis in particular.”
Chaoqun Xie, Fujian Teachers University, in Linguist List, Vol. 14-275 (Jan. 2003)
Cited by 3 other publications
Renkema, Jan & Christoph Schubert
2006. Speech act theory. In Handbook of Pragmatics, ► pp. 1 ff.
2022. Speech act theory. In Handbook of Pragmatics [Handbook of Pragmatics, ], ► pp. 1303 ff.
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number: 2002074769 | Marc record