A collection of Australian CA studies
Johanna Rendle-Short & Maurice Nevile (eds) (2007) Language as action:
Australian studies in conversation analysis, Special Thematic Issue
of the Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 30(3). Melbourne:
Monash University ePress, and Applied Linguistics Association of Australia.
The volume is available via http://publications.epress.monash.edu/toc/aral/2007/30/3
This volume presents a sample of current CA work in Australia, around
the theme of ‘language as action’. The contributors are all active researchers
in Australia, and the papers use Australian data across a range of settings.
Johanna Rendle-Short is senior lecturer in Linguistics and Applied
Linguistics at the Australian National University. Her main research interest
is conversation analysis, talk-in-interaction and embodied discourse. She
is the author of The Academic Presentation: Situated Talk in Action, in
the Directions in Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis series (Ashgate,
2006). More recently she has been analysing the use of address terms in
the Australian political news interview, as well as the interaction of
children with communication disorders.
Maurice Nevile & Johanna Rendle-Short: ‘Language as action’ 30.1
Michael Emmison & Susan Danby: ‘Who’s the friend in the background?:
Interactional strategies in determining authenticity in calls to a national
children’s helpline’ 31.1
Marian May: ‘Troubled conception: Negotiating the likelihood of having
Anna Filipi: ‘A toddler’s treatment of mm and mm hm in talk with a parent’.
Louise Skelt: ‘Damage control: closing problematic sequences in hearing-impaired
Rod Gardner & Ilana Mushin: ‘Post-start-up overlap and disattentiveness
in talk in a Garrwa community’ 35.1
Helena Austin & Richard Fitzgerald: ‘Resisting categorisation: An ordinary
Johanna.Rendle-Short [at] anu.edu.au
Maurice Nevile is a research fellow in the Division of Communication
and Education at the University of Canberra. His recent research interests
include interaction in the airline cockpit, communication as a factor in
aviation accidents, the in-venue behaviours of problem gamblers, and talk
radio. He is author of Beyond the Black Box: Talk-in-Interaction in the
Airline Cockpit (Ashgate, 2004), in the series Directions in Ethnomethodology
and Conversation Analysis, and is co-author of Making the Most of Your
Arts Degree (Longman, 1994).
Maurice.Nevile [at] canberra.edu.au
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