Elinor Ochs


  Publications

Books/Edited Journal Issues

2013. Ochs, E. and Kremer-Sadlik, T. (eds.) Fast forward family: home, work and relationships in middle class America. Berkeley: University of California Press.

2012. Arnold, J., Graesch, A., Ragazzini, E., and Ochs, E. Life at home in the 21st century: 32 families open their doors. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press. 

2011. Duranti, A., Ochs, E. and Schieffelin, B. (eds.) The handbook of language socialization. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

2007.  Ochs, E. & Kremer-Sadlik, T.  Discourse and society: Morality as family practice, vol. 18(1) January.

2006.  Ochs, E. Linguaggio e cultura: Lo sviluppo delle competenze communicative.  Edizione italiana a cura di Alessandra Fasulo e Laura Sterponi.  Rome: Carocci editore.

2004. Ochs, E. & Solomon, O. Discourse and autism. Discourse Studies 6(2).  Special Issue.

2002 Gingrich, A., Ochs, E. & Swedlund, A. (eds.) Repertoires of time-keeping in anthropology. Special Issue of Current Anthropology, edited by A. Gingrich, E. Ochs, and A. Swedlund.

2001  Ochs, E. & Capps, L. Living narrative. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

1996  Ochs, E., Schegloff, E., & Thompson, S. (eds.) Interaction and grammar.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1995  Capps, L & Ochs, E. Constructing panic: The discourse of agoraphobia. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

1995  Ochs, E. & Jacoby, S. (eds.) Co-construction. Special issue of Research on Language and Social Interaction.

1989  Ochs, E. (ed.) The pragmatics of affect, Special issue of Text 9:1.

1988  Ochs, E. Culture and language development: Language acquisition and language socialization in a Samoan village. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1986  Schieffelin,B. & Ochs, E. (eds.) Language socialization across cultures. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1983  Ochs, E. & Schieffelin, B. Acquisition of conversational competence. London: Routledge, Kegan, & Paul.

1979  Ochs, E. & Schieffelin, B. (eds.) Developmental pragmatics. New York: Academic Press.

1977  Ochs, E. & Bennett, T. (eds.) Discourse across time and space. Southern California Occasional Papers in Linguistics, no. 5, Los Angeles: University of Southern California.


Articles

In press. Campos, B., Wang, S., Plaksina, T., Repetti, R., Schoebi, D., Ochs, E., and Beck, M. Positive and Negative Emotion in the Daily Life of Dual-Earner Couples with Children. Journail of Family Psychology.

In press. Ochs, E. and Kremer-Sadlik, T. "Discursive Underpinnings of Family Coordination" in Handbook of Discourse Analysis, ed. by Schiffrin, D., Tannen, D. and Hamilton, H.E. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell.

2013. Ochs, E. and Kremer-Sadlik, T. "Introduction." In Fast forward family: home, work and relationships in middle class America, Ochs, E. and Kremer-Sadlik, T. (Eds.) Berkeley: University of California Press.

2013. Ochs, E. and Campos, B. "Coming Home." In Fast forward family: home, work and relationships in middle class America, Ochs, E. and Kremer-Sadlik, T. (Eds.) Berkeley: University of California Press.

2013. Ochs, E. and Beck, M. "Dinner." In Fast forward family: home, work and relationships in middle class America, Ochs, E. and Kremer-Sadlik, T. (Eds.) Berkeley: University of California Press.

2013. Ochs, E. and Kremer-Sadlik, T. "The Good Enough Family." In Fast forward family: home, work and relationships in middle class America, Ochs, E. and Kremer-Sadlik, T. (Eds.) Berkeley: University of California Press.

2012. Ochs, E. "Expericing Language." Anthropological Theory, Vol. 12(2), pp. 142-160.  

2011. Ochs, E. and Schieffelin, B. "The Theory of Language Socialization." In The Handbook of Language Socialization. Duranti, A., Ochs, E. and Schieffelin, B. (eds.) Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 1-21.

2011. Ochs, E. "Narrative in Everyday Life" (Revised). In Discourse Studies: A Multidisciplinary Introduction. Teun A. van Dijk (ed.) London: Sage.

2010. Ochs, E. and Solomon, O. "Autistic Sociality." Ethos., Vol. 38 (1), pp. 69-92.

2010. Ochs, E. Shohet, M., Campos, B. and Beck, M. "Coming Together at Dinner." A Study of Working Families. In Workplace Flexibility: Realigning20 th -Century Jobs for a 21st -Century Workforce. K. Cjrostemsem and B. Schneider (eds.) Ithaca: Cornell University Press, pp. 57-70. 

2010. Ochs, E. and Izquierdo, C. "Responsibility in Childhood: Three Developmental Trajectories." Ethos., Vol. 37 (4), pp. 391-413.

2010. Ochs, E.  "Language: Language and Social Life."  The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion, R. Shweder, Bidell, T., Dailey, A., Dixon, S., Miller, P., & Modell, J. (eds.) Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, pp. 545-549.

2009. Campos, B., Graesch, A., Repetti, R., Bradbury, T., and Ochs, E. "Opportunity for Interaction? A Naturalistic Observation Study of Dual-Earner Families after Work and School." Journal of Family Psychology, Vol. 23 (6), pp. 798-807.

2008. Ochs, E. & Schieffelin, B.  "Language Socialization: An Historical Overview."  In P.A. Duff and N.H. Hornberger (eds.), Encyclopedia of Language Education, 2nd Edition, Volume 8, Language Socialization, 3-15.  New York: Springer.

2007. Ochs, E. & Kremer-Sadlik, T. "Morality as Family Practice".  In E. Ochs & T. Kremer-Sadlik (eds.), Discourse and Society: Morality as Family Practice, vol. 18 (1) January, 5-10.

2006. Ochs, E. & Shohet, M.  "The Cultural Structuring of Mealtime Socialization."  In R.. Larson, A. Wiley, & K. Branscomb (eds.), New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development Series Number 11: Family Mealtime as a Context of Development and Socialization.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 35-50.

2006. Ochs, E., Graesch, A., Mittman, A., Bradbury, T., & Repetti, R.  "Video Ethnography and Ethnoarcheological Tracking."  In M. Pitt-Catsouphes, S. Sweet et al. (eds.), Handbook of Work and Family.  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 387-410.

2006. Ochs, E. "Postfazione." In A. Fasulo & Sterponi, L. (eds.) Linguaggio e cultura: Lo sviluppo delle competenze comunicative. Roma: Carocci.

2005. Ochs, E., Solomon, O., & Sterponi, L. "Limitations and Transformations of Habitus in Child-Directed Communication." Discourse Studies 7(4-5), 547-583.

2005. Ochs, E. & Solomon, O. "From the Outside-In: Practical Logic and Autism." In Edgerton, R. & Casey, C. (eds.) A Companion to Psychological Anthropology: Modernity and Psycho-cultural Change. Oxford: Blackwell.

2004. Ochs, E. "Narrative Lessons." In Duranti, A. (ed.) A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 269-289.

2004. Ochs, E., Kremer-Sadlik, T., Sirota, K. & Solomon, O. "Autism and the social world: An anthropological perspective." In Discourse Studies 6(2), Special Issue on Discourse and Autism: 147-183.

2004. Ochs, E. & Solomon, O. "Introduction: discourse and autism." Discourse Studies 6(2):139-146.

2003. Ochs, E. & Sterponi, L. "Analisi delle Narrazioni." In Mantovani, G. and Spagnolli, A. (eds.) Metodi Qualitativi in Psicologia. Bologna: Il Mulino.

2002 Gingrich, A., Ochs, E. & Swedlund, A. "Introduction: Repertoires of time keeping in anthropology." Current Anthropology, Special Issue edited by A. Gingrich, E. Ochs, and A. Swedlund.

2002 Capps, L. & Ochs, E. "Cultivating prayer." In The language of turn and sequence, ed. by C Ford, B. Fox, & S. Thompson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 39-55. 

2002  Baquedano-López, P. & Ochs, E. "The Politics of Language and Parish Storytelling: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Takes on 'English Only'" In Selves and Voices: Goffman, Viveka, and Dialogue, ed. by P. Linell and K. Aronsson. Studies in Communication 42. Linköping, Sweden: Linköping University, pp. 173-191.

2002  Ochs, E. "Becoming a speaker of culture." in C. Kramsch (ed,) Language acquisition and language socialization: Ecological Perspectives. Continuum Press, pp. 99-120. 

2001. Ochs, E., Kremer-Sadlik, T., Solomon, O. & Sirota, K. "Inclusion as social practice: Views from children with autism." Social Development. Special Issue (A. Imbens-Bailey, ed.), vol. 10-3: 399-419.

1999  Ochs, E. "Language socialization". Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. Special Issue: Language Matters in Anthropology: Lexicon for a New Millenium. Reprinted in Key terms in language and culture, edited by A. Duranti. Malden, MA: Blackwell, pp. 227-30.

1999  Ochs, E. & Capps, L. "Narrating lives in the balance." SALSA V: Proceedings of Symposium about Language and Society. Austin, 1997, pp.1-20.

1998  Duranti, A. & Ochs, E. "Syncretic literacy in a Samoan American family." in Discourse tools, and reasoning: Essays on situated cognition, ed. by L.B. Resnick, R. Saljo, C. Pontecorvo, & B. Burge. Berlin: Springer, pp 169-202.

1997  Ochs, E. "Narrative." in Handbook of discourse: A multidisciplinary Introduction, ed. by Teun A. van Dijk. London: Sage, pp. 185-206. 

1997 Ochs, E. & Jacoby, S. "Down to the wire: The cultural clock of physicists and the discourse of consensus." Language in Society vol 26, no. 4, pp. 479-506.

1997  Ochs, E. & Capps, L. "Narrative authenticity." Journal of Narrative and Life History, vol 7 (1-4): 83-89.

1996  Duranti, A. & Ochs, E. "Use and acquisition of genitive constructions in Samoan" in Social interaction, social context and language: Essays in honor of Susan Ervin-Tripp, ed. by D.Slobin, J. Gerhardt, A. Kyratzis, & Guo Jiansheng. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp.175-190.

1996  Schieffelin, B. & Ochs, E. "The microgenesis of competence: Methodology in language socialization." in Social interaction, social context and language: Essays in honor of Susan Ervin-Tripp, ed by D.Slobin, J. Gerhardt, A. Kyratzis, & Guo Jiansheng.   Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp. 251-264.

1996  Ochs, E., Gonzales, P., & Jacoby, S. "When I come down I'm in a domain state: Talk, gesture, and graphic representation in the interpretive activity of physicists" in Interaction and grammar, ed. by E. Ochs, E. Schegloff, & S. Thompson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1996  Schegloff, E., Ochs, E. & Thompson, S. "Introduction" in Interaction and grammar, ed. by E. Ochs, E. Schegloff, & S. Thompson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1996  Ochs, E. & Taylor, C. "‘The father knows best' dynamic in family dinner narratives" in Gender articulated: Language and the socially constructed self. ed. by K. Hall. Routledge. pp.97-121.

1996  Ochs, E. & Capps, L. "Narrating the self". Annual Review of Anthropology, vol 25: 19-43.

1996  Ochs, E., Pontecorvo, C., & Fasulo, A. "Socializing taste." Ethnos. vol. 1-2: 7-46.

1996  Ochs, E. "Linguistic resources for socializing humanity." Rethinking linguistic relativity, ed. by J. Gumperz & S. Levinson. Cambridge University Press. pp. 407-438.

1995  Capps, L. & Ochs, E. "Out of place: Narrative insights into agoraphobia." Discourse Processes 19: 407-39.

1995  Ochs, E. & Jacoby, S. "Co-construction: An introduction". Research on Language and Social Interaction.

1995  Duranti, A. & Ochs, E. "Change and tradition in literacy instruction in a Samoan American community" Educational Foundations, vol 9, no 4, pp57-74.

1994  Ochs, E. & Schieffelin, B. "Language acquisition and socialization: Three developmental stories and their implications." Reprinted in Language, culture, and society: A book of readings. ed by B. Blount. Waveland Press, pp. 276-320.

1994  Ochs, E., Jacoby, S., & Gonzales, P. "Interpretative journeys: How physicists talk and travel through graphic space" in Located knowledges: Intersections between cultural, gender and science studies, ed. by M. Biagioli, R. Reid & S. Traweek, Configurations (special issue), vol 2, no 1, Winter, pp151-172.

1994  Ochs, E. & Schieffelin, B. "The impact of language socialization on grammatical development." The Handbook of Child Language, ed. by P.Fletcher & B.MacWhinney. Blackwell, pp. 73-94.

1994  Ochs, E. "Stories that step into the future". Perspectives on register: Situating language variation in sociolinguistics, ed. by D. Biber & E. Finegan. Oxford University Press. 

1993  Ochs, E. & Taylor, C. "Mothers' Role in the Everyday Reconstruction of ‘Father Knows Best'"(with C. Taylor. In Locating power: Women and language, Proceedings of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, University of California, Berkeley, pp.447-463.

1993  Ochs, E. "Constructing social identity: a language socialization perspective." Research on Language and Social Interaction. vol 26 no.3: 287-306.

1993  Ochs, E. "Indexing gender". In Sex and gender hierarchies, ed. by B. Miller. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Reprint of "Indexing Gender" in Rethinking context: language as an interactive phenomenon, ed. by A. Duranti & C. Goodwin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.)

1992  Ochs, E. & Taylor, C. "Science at dinner" in Text and context: cross-disciplinary perspectives on language study, ed. by C. Kramsch & S. McConnell-Ginet. Lexington, Mass: D.C. Heath, pp.29-45.

1992  Ochs, E., Taylor, C, Rudolph, D., & Smith, R. "Storytelling as a theory-building activity." Discourse Processes 15: 1, pp 37-72.

1992  Ochs, E. "Indexing gender" in Rethinking context: language as an interactive phenomenon, ed. by A. Duranti & C. Goodwin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.335-358.

1992  Ochs, E. & Taylor, C. "Family narrative as political activity." Discourse & Society 3:3, pp.301-340.

1991  Ochs, E. "Misunderstanding children" in 'Miscommunication' and problematic talk, ed. by N. Coupland, H. Giles, & J.M. Wiemann. Newberry Park, CA: Sage, pp 44-60.

1991.  Ochs, E. "Introduction: Socialization through language and interaction." Special issue of Issues in Applied Linguistics, pp: 143-147, ed. by E. Ochs.

1990  Duranti, A. & Ochs, E. "Genitive Constructions and Agency in Samoan Discourse". Studies in Language 14: 1, pp1-23.

1990  Ochs, E. "Indexicality and socialization" in Cultural psychology: The Chicago symposia, ed. by J. Stigler, G. Herdt, & R. Shweder. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1990  Ochs, E. "Acquisition of discourse competence." Oxford encyclopedia of linguistics, pp. 358-361.

1990  Ochs, E. "Cultural universals in the acquisition of language". Papers and reports on child language development, 29, pp1-19.  

1989  Ochs, E., Smith, R., & Taylor, C. "Dinner narratives as detective stories". Cultural Dynamics 2, pp. 238-57.

1989  Ochs, E. & Schieffelin, B. "Language has a heart" The pragmatics of affect, Special issue of Text 9: 1, pp. 7-25.

1989  Ochs, E. "Introduction" The pragmatics of affect, Special issue of Text 9: 1.

1989  Duranti, A. & Ochs, E. "Acquisition of Genitive Agents in Samoan." Papers & Reports on Child Language Development 28, Stanford University.

1988  Ochs, E. "Child language acquisition". International encyclopedia of communication.

1987  Ochs, E. "The impact of stratification and socialization on men's and women's speech in Western Samoa." in Gender and Language, ed. by S. Philips, C. Tanz, & S. Steele. Cambridge University Press, pp. 50-70.

1987  Ochs, E. "Input: A socio-cultural perspective." in Social foundation of language development, ed. by M. Hickman. New York: Academic Press, pp. 305-319.

1986  Ochs, E. "Variation and error: a sociolinguistic study of language acquisition in Samoa." in The Cross-linguistic study of language acquisition, ed. by D. Slobin. Hillsdale,   N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum, pp. 783-838.

1986  Duranti, A. & Ochs, E. "Literacy instruction in a Samoan village." in Acquisition of literacy: ethnographic perspectives, ed. by B. Schieffelin. Norwood, N.J.: Ablex.

1986  Ochs, E. "Introduction" in Language socialization across cultures, ed. by B. Schieffelin & E. Ochs. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1986  Ochs, E. "From feelings to grammar: A Samoan case study." in Language socialization across cultures, ed. by. B. Schieffelin & E. Ochs. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 251-272.

1986  Schieffelin, B. & Ochs, E. "Language socialization". Annual Review of   Anthropology, vol.15, ed. by B. Siegel.

1984  Ochs, E. & Schieffelin, B. "Language acquisition and socialization: Three developmental stories." in Culture theory: Mind, self, and emotion, ed. by R Shweder & R. LeVine. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1984  Duranti, A. & Ochs, E. "L'alfabetizzazione in un villaggio samoano." Eta' Evolutiva, 17, pp.8-24.

1984  Ochs, E. "Clarification and culture" in GURT'84: Meaning, Form, and Use in Context: Linguistic Applications, ed. by D. Schiffrin. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, pp. 325-341.

1983  Schieffelin, B. & Ochs, E. "Cultural perspectives on the transition from pre-linguistic to linguistic communication" in The transition from pre-linguistic to linguistic communication, ed. by R. Golinkoff. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence   Erlbaum.

1982  Ochs, E. "Talking to children in Western Samoa," Language in Society, vol. 11, 77-104.

1982  Ochs, E. "Ergativity and word order in Samoan child language," Language, vol. 58, pp. 646-71.

1982  Ochs, E. & Schieffelin, B. "Language acquisition and socialization: Three developmental stories" Sociolinguistic Working Paper, 105. Austin, Texas: Southwest   Educational Development Laboratory.

1980  Duranti, A. & Ochs, E. "La pipa la fumi?: uno studio sulla dislocazione a sinistra nelle conversazioni." Studi di grammatica Italiana, Rivista   dell'   Academia della Crusca, pp. 269-301.

1979  Ochs, E. "Social foundations of language," in New directions in discourse processing, vol.   2, Norwood, N.J.: Ablex, pp. 207-21.

1979  Ochs, E. "What child language can contribute to pragmatics." in Developmental   pragmatics, ed. by E. Ochs & B. Schieffelin. New York: Academic Press, pp.1-17.

1979  Ochs, E. "Transcription as theory," in Developmental pragmatics, ed. by E. Ochs & B. Schieffelin. New york: Academic Press, pp. 43-72.

1979  Ochs, E., Schieffelin, B, & Platt, M. "Propositions across utterances and speakers." in Developmental pragmatics, ed. by E. Ochs & B. Schieffelin. New York:   Academic Press, pp. 251-68.

1979  Duranti, A. & Ochs, E."Left-dislocation in Italian conversation" in Syntax and Semantics, vol. 12: Discourse and syntax, ed. by T. Givon. New York: Academic   Press.

1979  Ochs, E. "Planned and unplanned discourse," in Syntax and semantics, vol. 12: Discourse and syntax, ed. by T. Givon. New York: Academic Press.

1979  Ochs, E. Review of Introduzione all' etnolinguistica, by G.R. Cardona. (Il Molino). Language in Society.

1978  Ochs, E., Schieffelin, B., & Platt, M. "Questions of immediate concern" in Questions and politeness, ed. by E. Goody. Cambridge University Press, pp. 44-56.

1978  Keenan, E.L, & Keenan (Ochs), E. O. "Becoming a competent speaker of Malagasy" in Languages   and their speakers, ed. by T. Shopen. Cambridge, MA: Winthrop, pp. 113-58.

1978  Keenan (Ochs), E. "Competenza conversazionale nei bambini," in Sviluppo del linguaggio e   interazione sociale, ed. by L. Camaioni, pp. 163-89. (Translation of 1974 article.)

1977  Keenan (Ochs), E. "Making it last: uses of repetition in child language," in child discourse, ed. by   S. Ervin-Tripp & C. Mitchell-Kernan. New York: Academic Press.

1977  Keenan (Ochs), E. "Why look at unplanned and planned discourse?" in Discourse Across Time and Space, ed. by E. Keenan (Ochs) and T. Bennett. University of Southern California:   Southern California Occasional Papers in Linguistics no. 5:1-13.

1977  Keenan (Ochs), E. "Propositions across utterances and speakers" Papers and Reports on Child Language Development.

1977  Keenan (Ochs), E. "On the universality of conversational implicatures." Studies in language variation, ed. by R.W. Fasold & R. Shuy. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, pp. 255-69.

1976  Keenan (Ochs), E. "The universality of conversational postulates," Language in Society, vol. 5:67-80.

1976  Keenan (Ochs), E. "Again and again: Pragmatics of imitation in child language," Pragmatics   Microfiche.

1976  Keenan (Ochs), E. & Schieffelin, B. "Topic as a discourse notion: A study of topic in the conversations of children and adults" in Subject and topic, ed. by C. Li. New York:   Academic Press.

1976  Keenan (Ochs), E. & Schieffelin, B. "Foregrounding referents: A reconsideration of left-dislocation in discourse, " Proceedings of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, vol. 2.

1975  Keenan (Ochs), E. Review of Explorations in the functions of language, by M. Halliday. Language in Society, vol. 4: 247-53.

1975  Keenan (Ochs), E. & Klein, E. "Coherency in children's discourse" Journal of   Psycholinguistic Research, vol. 4:365-79.

1975  Keenan (Ochs), E. "Making it last: uses of repetition in child language," Proceedings of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, vol. 1:279-94.

1975  Keenan (Ochs), E. "Evolving discourse: the next step," Papers and Reports on Child Language Development, Stanford University.

1974  Keenan (Ochs), E. "Norm-makers, norm-breakers: uses of speech by men and women in a   Malagasy community," in Ethnography of Communication, ed. by R. Bauman &   J. Sherzer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1974  Keenan (Ochs), E. "Conversational competence in children," J. Child Language, vol. 1, no. 2: 163-  83.

1973  Keenan (Ochs), E. "A sliding sense of obligatoriness: The polystructure of Malagasy oratory,"   Language in Society, Oct. 1973, 2: 225-43. Also in Oratory, rhetoric, and politics, ed. by M. Bloch. London: Academic, 1975.

1972  Keenan (Ochs), E. "Patterns in speech use: Vakinankaratra, Madagascar" in Prolegomena to Typologies of Speech Use, ed. by R. Darnell. Texas Working Papers in Sociolinguistics, Special Number.