Requesting in Social Interaction
There has been a remarkable revival of interest in how we conduct social actions in interaction – particularly in requesting, where recent research into video-recorded face-to-face interaction has taken our understanding in novel directions. This collection brings together some of the latest, cutting-edge research into requesting by leading international practitioners of Conversation Analysis. The studies trace a line of conceptual development from ‘directive’ to ‘recruitment’, and explore the acquisitional, cultural, situational and species-specific differentiation of forms for requesting in human social interaction.They represent the latest explorations into the complexities and controversies associated with the apparently simple but essential matter of how we ask another to do something for us.
[Studies in Language and Social Interaction, 26] 2014. x, 371 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
Acknowledgement | pp. vii–xiii
Glossary of transcription conventions | pp. ix–x
Requesting – from speech act to recruitmentPaul Drew and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen | pp. 1–34
Human agency and the infrastructure for requestsN.J. Enfield | pp. 35–54
Benefactors and beneficiaries: Benefactive status and stance in the management of offers and requestsSteven E. Clayman and John Heritage | pp. 55–86
The putative preference for offers over requestsKobin H. Kendrick and Paul Drew | pp. 87–114
On divisions of labor in request and offer environmentsElizabeth Couper-Kuhlen and Marja Etelämäki | pp. 115–144
The social and moral work of modal constructions in granting remote requestsJakob Steensig and Trine Heinemann | pp. 145–170
Two request forms of four year oldsAnthony J. Wootton | pp. 171–184
Orchestrating directive trajectories in communicative projects in family interactionMarjorie H. Goodwin and Asta Cekaite | pp. 185–214
How to do things with requests: Request sequences at the family dinner tableJenny Mandelbaum | pp. 215–242
On the grammatical form of requests at the convenience store: Requesting as embodied actionMarja-Leena Sorjonen and Liisa Raevaara | pp. 243–268
Requesting immediate action in the surgical operating room: Time, embodied resources and praxeological embeddednessLorenza Mondada | pp. 269–302
When do people not use language to make requests?Giovanni Rossi | pp. 303–334
“Requests” and “offers” in orangutans and human infantsFederico Rossano and Katja Liebal | pp. 335–364
Subject Index | pp. 365–368
Name Index | pp. 369–372
“The volume is a pioneering work which regards requesting as a way in which one person recruits another’s assistance and analyzes it combining social, semiotic and linguistic forms in different interactional and sequential contexts. It is highly recommended for scholars who are working in the field of daily conversation analysis and social interaction.”
Beishui Liao and Xiaojun Zhou, Zhejiang University, in Discourse Studies, Vol. 19.1, 2017
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