Analysing Interactions in Childhood: Insights from Conversation Analysis
- Brings together a contributor team of leading experts in the emerging field of child-focused conversation analytic studies, from both academic and professional research backgrounds
- Includes examples of typically developing children and those who face a variety of challenges to participation, as they interact with parents and friends, teachers, counsellors and health professionals
- Encompasses linguistic, psychological and sociological perspectives
- Offers new insights into children’s communication as they move from home into wider society, highlighting how this is expressed in different cultural contexts
SECTION 1 INTERACTIONS BETWEEN TYPICALLY DEVELOPING CHILDREN AND THEIR MAIN CARERS.
1 Next turn and intersubjectivity in children's language acquisition (Clare Tarplee).
2 Hm? What? Maternal repair and early child talk (Juliette Corrin).
3 Ethnomethodology and adult–child conversation: Whose development? (Michael Forrester).
4 'Actually' and the sequential skills of a two-year-old (Anthony Wootton).
5 Children's emerging and developing self-repair practices (Minna Laakso).
SECTION 2 CHILDHOOD INTERACTIONS IN A WIDER SOCIAL WORLD.
6 Questioning repeats in the talk of four-year-old children (Jack Sidnell).
7 Children’s participation in their primary care consultations (Patricia Cahill).
8 Feelings-talk and therapeutic vision in child–counsellor interaction (Ian Hutchby).
9 Intersubjectivity and misunderstanding in adult–child learning conversations (Chris Pike).
SECTION 3 INTERACTIONS WITH CHILDREN WHO ARE ATYPICAL 183
10 Interactional analysis of scaffolding in a mathematical task in ASD (Penny Stribling and John Rae).
11 Multi-modal participation in storybook sharing (Julie Radford and Merle Mahon).
12 Child-initiated repair in task interactions (Tuula Tykkyläinen).
13 Communication aid use in children’s conversation: Time, timing and speaker transfer (Michael Clarke and Ray Wilkinson).
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Michael Forrester is a senior lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Kent, UK. Previous publications include the Development of Young Children’s Social-Cognitive Skills and Psychology of Language.
“It is an extremely well-edited and well-balanced book with high quality contributions from the various authors. As such, it is well placed to achieve its aim of enhancing the impact of CA as a discipline by expanding into developmental and applied areas of research.” (Discourse Studies, 2012)
"With lengthy chapters and quality evaluations, this is a thought-provoking book but one not for the faint hearted! It is aimed at academics and students who want up-to-date information." (Speech & Language Therapy in Practice, 1 September 2011)