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On the sequential organization and genre-orientation of discourse units in interaction: An analytic framework:

25 Jan 2017-Discourse Studies (SAGE PublicationsSage UK: London, England)-Vol. 19, Iss: 1, pp 84-110
TL;DR: GLOBE is introduced as an analytical tool which functionally links discourse units to conventionalized communicative purposes and reconstructs the interactive achievement of genre-oriented discourse units in a three-branch analysis of jobs, devices and forms.
Abstract: The article deals with larger stretches of talk-in-interaction and argues in favor of a descriptive approach, which integrates the structural requirements of global organization, the special type o...
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01 Jan 1974
TL;DR: In Frame Analysis, the brilliant theorist wrote about the ways in which people determine their answers to the questions What is going on here? and Under what circumstances do we think things are real?.
Abstract: Erving Goffman will influence the thinking and perceptions of generations to come In Frame Analysis, the brilliant theorist writes about the ways in which people determine their answers to the questions What is going on here? and Under what circumstances do we think things are real? "

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"On the sequential organization and ..." refers background in this paper

  • ...From lines 19 to 23 the father goes on to elaborate the unexpected event breaking some kind of a plan (Quasthoff, 1980): using reported dialogue and multi-voicing (Bakhtin and Emerson, 1986; Günthner, 1999) as devices, he replays (Goffman, 1974: 504) the protagonists’ row....

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04 Mar 2010
TL;DR: Recording of presentation introducing narrative analysis, outlining what it is, why it can be a useful approach, how to do it and where to find out more.
Abstract: Recording of presentation introducing narrative analysis, outlining what it is, why it can be a useful approach, how to do it and where to find out more. Presentation given at methods@manchester seminar at University of Manchester on 4 March 2010.

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"On the sequential organization and ..." refers background in this paper

  • ...…the genre-specific recapitulation of chronologically ordered instances by ‘he grumped at me’ (line 14), thereby steering immediately into the ‘breaking of a plan’ (see Quasthoff, 1980), the unusual quality that makes a story reportable (Labov and Waletzky, 1967) or tellable (Sacks, 1995: II, 233)....

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  • ...The elaboration usually realizes genre-specific expectations as to the selection and sequencing of information, reconstructing a past event such as the sequencing along the temporal order of the incidents and the organization around the ‘complication’ (Labov and Waletzky, 1967)....

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  • ...By means of referring to an ‘unusual’ (Quasthoff, 1980) experience, the device establishes tellability (‘a row’) and functions as a ‘story preface’ (Sacks, 1974b) or ‘abstract’ (Labov and Waletzky, 1967) that calls for elaboration....

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  • ...Labov and Waletzky (1967) in particular have been pioneers in describing how these units are organized along the structural elements abstract, orientation, complicating action, resolution, evaluation and coda....

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01 Jan 1984
TL;DR: Pomerantz et al. as mentioned in this paper investigated the relationship between experiencing an event and assessing the event, and the relationship of the status of a conversational action and the turn shape in which it is performed.
Abstract: Document Type Book Chapter Publication Date 1-1-1984 Abstract Two type of organization are explicated: 1) the relationship between experiencing an event and assessing the event, and 2) the relationship of the status of a conversational action and the turn shape in which it is performed. Second assessments are performed when a recipient has had access to the referent assessed by a prior speaker. When the referent of an assessment is unrelated to the co-participants, respondents orient to agreeing as preferred. When the prior assessment is a self-deprecation, respondents orient to agreement as dispreferred. When the prior assessment is a compliment, recipients orient to multiple constraints. Comments The concept of preference has been used in numerous ways, sometimes to describe disparate phenomena. In each new study, it is crucial to explicate just what phenomenon is being investigated rather than just use the concept as if it is adequately explanatory. Recommended Citation Pomerantz, A., & Heritage, J. (2012). Preference. In J. Sidnell & T. Stivers (Eds.), The Handbook of Conversation Analysis (pp. 210-228). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.  Download

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"On the sequential organization and ..." refers background in this paper

  • ...First, Nele produces the statement ‘I don’t want to become a jockey’ (line 76), followed by a strong assessment (line 77: ‘that’s terrible’), which calls for the production of a second assessment by the co-participant (Pomerantz, 1984)....

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TL;DR: In this paper, a conception of genre based on conventionalized social motives which are found in recurrent situation-types is proposed, and the thesis is that genre must be conceived in terms of rhetorical action rather than substance or form.
Abstract: This essay proposes a conception of genre based on conventionalized social motives which are found in recurrent situation‐types. The thesis is that genre must be conceived in terms of rhetorical action rather than substance or form.

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"On the sequential organization and ..." refers background in this paper

  • ...Their rationale is reflected in more recent approaches as developed in linguistic anthropology (e.g. Bauman, 2001; Hanks, 1987), the sociology of knowledge (Bergmann and Luckmann, 1995; Luckmann, 1985, 1986) including its linguistic extensions (Günthner and Knoblauch, 1995; Kotthoff, 2007; Linell, 2009), and in the New Rhetoric (Miller, 1984)....

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  • ...…as developed in linguistic anthropology (e.g. Bauman, 2001; Hanks, 1987), the sociology of knowledge (Bergmann and Luckmann, 1995; Luckmann, 1985, 1986) including its linguistic extensions (Günthner and Knoblauch, 1995; Kotthoff, 2007; Linell, 2009), and in the New Rhetoric (Miller, 1984)....

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"On the sequential organization and ..." refers background in this paper

  • ...While DA has contributed tremendously to our knowledge on how certain discourse units are structured (e.g. Labov and Waletzy, 1967; Sinclair and Coulthard, 1975) and marked linguistically (e....

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  • ...While DA has contributed tremendously to our knowledge on how certain discourse units are structured (e.g. Labov and Waletzy, 1967; Sinclair and Coulthard, 1975) and marked linguistically (e.g. Schiffrin, 1987), CA has shed particular light on the local sequential accomplishment of ‘big packages’,…...

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  • ...In terms of global linguistic structures, DA established an early notion of discourse units and their substructures (Sinclair and Coulthard, 1975; Van Dijk, 1980) and yielded insights into the internal structuring and the marking of discourse functions (Schiffrin, 1987)....

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