List of John Benjamins publications for which Israel Berger plays a role.
Using a category to accomplish resistance in the context of an emergency call: Michael Jackson’s doctor Pragmatics 26:4, pp. 563–5822016
We report a single case analysis of a recorded emergency call with particular reference to the use of the non-recognitional categorical person reference ‘a personal doctor’ in the sequential context created by the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS) protocol routinely used by the emergency… read more | Article
Support and evidence for considering local contingencies in studying and transcribing silence in conversation Pragmatics 21:3, pp. 291–3062011
Using a conversation analytic methodology, this report looks at conversations in English in which lengthy silences are regularly present. These silences are treated as unproblematic in this corpus. They apparently deviate from the proposals that gaps are minimized (Sacks, Schegloff, & Jefferson… read more | Article