Abstract for Analyzing Single Episodes of Interaction: An Exercise in Conversation Analysis
Emanuel A. Schegloff: "Analyzing Single
Episodes of Interaction: An Exercise in
Conversation Analysis," Social Psychology
Quarterly, 50, 2 (1987), 101-114.
A variety of analytic resources provided by past
work in conversation analysis are brought to bear
on the analysis of a single utterance in its
sequential context, drawn from an ordinary
conversation. Various facets of the organization
of talk-in-interaction are thereby both introduced
and exemplified. The result displays the capacity
of this analytic modality to meet a fundamental
responsibility of social analysis, namely, the
capacity to explicate single episodes of action in
interaction as a basic locus of social order.