Publication details [#67115]

Bloch, Steven and Geraldine Leydon. 2019. Conversation Analysis and Telephone Helplines for Health and Illness: A Narrative Review. Research on Language & Social Interaction 52 (3) : 193–211.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
London: Routledge


This inquiry reviews 37 studies offering fine-grained conversation analysis of audio-recorded naturally occurring helpline interactions. It describes the main practices identified, including openings and trouble-tellings, emotions and responses, advice giving, closings, authenticity, identity, and assessments. Data are in British English.