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Talk and Social Theory: Ecologies of Speaking and Listening in Everyday Life

By: Frederick Erickson


Description

Talk and Social Theory will be an essential text for students of sociolinguistics and the analysis of discourse in conversation.
  • introduces the study of 'talk' linked to social theory;
  • develops a new theoretical argument that reviews the relations between local social practices and general societal processes of talk;
  • the use of everyday examples - a family dinner table, a school classroom, an academic advising session in an community college - enhances the book’s appeal to a non-specialist as well as a specialist audience;
  • reviews the key theoretical perspectives and conceptual frameworks in social theory and in the sociolinguistic study of talk.

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Hardcover
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745624709
ISBN10
0745624707
Publication Dates ROW:
Apr 2004
Publication Dates US:
May 2004
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Apr 2004


Format
241 x 160 mm
9.46 x 6.30 in
Pages
232 pages
Paperback
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745624716
ISBN10
0745624715
Publication Dates ROW:
Apr 2004
Publication Dates US:
May 2004
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Apr 2004



Format
230 x 154 mm
9.05 x 6.05 in
Pages
232 pages

* Exam copies only available to lecturers for whom the book may be suitable as a course text.
Please note: Sales representation and distribution for Polity titles is provided by John Wiley and Sons Ltd.

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Reviews

"This latest book by Erickson addresses an issue that is very timely and topical ... the puzzle it seeks to crack is one that has long haunted researchers in social sciences and related areas."

Journal of Sociolinguistics

"I cannot think of another social science scholar who has done more to move qualitative research and methodology in creative directions…among the most important contributions to social theory in recent years."


Regina Smardon, University of Pennsylvania

"Frederick Erickson is someone who illuminates details of talk and interaction. More than that, he illuminates where we stand in making sense of human life in terms of social theory. This is a book not to be missed."

Dell Hymes, University of Virginia

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Table of Contents

Dedication.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

PART ONE: Examples of the conduct of talk.

1. Sketching the terrain.

2. Seventy-five dollars goes in a day.

3. I can make a "P".

4. You wrestlin’?.

5. He has no history of IVDA.

PART TWO: Thinking about talk and social theory.

6. General perspectives on talk and social theory.

7 Toward a more practical theory of practices in talk.

8 Summing up.

Further Reading.

References.

Index.

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Author Information

Frederick Erickson is George F. Kneller Professor of Anthropology of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles.

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