Week 6 - Structures of Conversation

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Strengths of Conversation Analysis

  • Considers interaction in detail and function of aspects of conversation
  • Discusses identities speakers themselves orient to eg. gender, sexual orientation, status

Features of Conversation

  • Turn-taking model
  • Degree of fluency and planning = composed in real-time, short sentences
  • Level of formality eg. use of contractions, use of colloquialisms
  • Adjecency Pairs = Certain preferences and expectations. eg Greeting…


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