Requesting in Social Interaction

| Loughborough University
| University of Helsinki
ISBN 9789027226365 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027269287 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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
Table of Contents
Glossary of transcription conventions
Requesting – from speech act to recruitment
Paul Drew and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen
Human agency and the infrastructure for requests
N.J. Enfield
Benefactors and beneficiaries: Benefactive status and stance in the management of offers and requests
Steven E. Clayman and John Heritage
The putative preference for offers over requests
Kobin H. Kendrick and Paul Drew
On divisions of labor in request and offer environments
Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen and Marja Etelämäki
The social and moral work of modal constructions in granting remote requests
Jakob Steensig and Trine Heinemann
Two request forms of four year olds
Anthony J. Wootton
Orchestrating directive trajectories in communicative projects in family interaction
Marjorie H. Goodwin and Asta Cekaite
How to do things with requests: Request sequences at the family dinner table
Jenny Mandelbaum
On the grammatical form of requests at the convenience store: Requesting as embodied action
Marja-Leena Sorjonen and Liisa Raevaara
Requesting immediate action in the surgical operating room: Time, embodied resources and praxeological embeddedness
Lorenza Mondada
When do people not use language to make requests?
Giovanni Rossi
“Requests” and “offers” in orangutans and human infants
Federico Rossano and Katja Liebal
Subject Index
Name Index
“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.”
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BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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