Karen Tracy

List of John Benjamins publications for which Karen Tracy plays a role.



Tracy, Karen 2020 Chapter 11. Judicial questioning: How context shapes facework strategiesPoliteness in Professional Contexts, Archer, Dawn, Karen Grainger and Piotr Jagodziński (eds.), pp. 251–272 | Chapter
Tracy, Karen and Robert T. Craig 2019 Decision announcements in small claims court: A recurring judge dilemmaDialogue in institutional settings, Orletti, Franca and Letizia Caronia (eds.), pp. 65–83 | Article
This study analyzes judges’ decision announcements at the end of small claims hearings when the judge informs the parties who has won. Background on US small claims courts is provided, and the data and grounded practical theory, the analytic approach, are described. Then, we overview the small… read more
Tracy, Karen 2012 Dogmatic dialogue: Essential qualities of judicial opinion-writing(Re)presentations and Dialogue, Cooren, François and Alain Létourneau (eds.), pp. 37–58 | Article
This chapter examines an exchange that occurred among judges in one state supreme court through the texts that announced the court decision regarding the constitutionality of the state’s marriage law prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying. After describing the problem that appellate judges face… read more
Tracy, Karen 2012 Chapter 10. Everyday argument strategies in Appellate Court argument about same-sex marriageExploring Argumentative Contexts, Eemeren, Frans H. van and Bart Garssen (eds.), pp. 165–178 | Article
Arguments that occur in the legal sphere are often held up as exemplars of good argument conduct, distinctively different from how most ordinary argument proceeds. In this chapter I analyze oral arguments in two cases of the California Supreme Court (In Re Marriage, Strauss v. Horton) as the court… read more
Action-implicative discourse analysis (AIDA) is an ethnographically informed discourse-analytic approach that works to provide normative understandings of situated communicative practices that are action-implicative for social life. Extending the logic of grounded practical theory (Craig and Tracy… read more
Craig, Robert T. and Karen Tracy 2005 1. “The issue” in argumentative practice and theoryArgumentation in Practice, Eemeren, Frans H. van and Peter Houtlosser (eds.), pp. 11–28 | Chapter