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Analysing Interactions in Childhood: Insights from Conversation Analysis

Analysing Interactions in Childhood: Insights from Conversation Analysis

Hilary Gardner (Editor) , Michael Forrester (Co-Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-68709-3

Dec 2009

29496 pages

$63.99

Description

Offers a fresh perspective on how conversation analysis can be used to highlight the sophisticated nature of what children actually do when interacting with their peers, parents, and other adults.
  • 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

Foreword by Elena Lieven vii

Introduction ix

Contributors xvii

SECTION 1 INTERACTIONS BETWEEN TYPICALLY DEVELOPING CHILDREN AND THEIR MAIN CARERS 1

1 Next turn and intersubjectivity in children’s language acquisition 3
Clare Tarplee

2 Hm? What? Maternal repair and early child talk 23
Juliette Corrin

3 Ethnomethodology and adult–child conversation: Whose development? 42
Michael Forrester

4 ‘Actually’ and the sequential skills of a two-year-old 59
Anthony Wootton

5 Children’s emerging and developing self-repair practices 74
Minna Laakso

SECTION 2 CHILDHOOD INTERACTIONS IN A WIDER SOCIAL WORLD 101

6 Questioning repeats in the talk of four-year-old children 103

Jack Sidnell

7 Children’s participation in their primary care consultations 128

Patricia Cahill

8 Feelings-talk and therapeutic vision in child–counsellor interaction 146
Ian Hutchby

9 Intersubjectivity and misunderstanding in adult–child learning conversations 163
Chris Pike

SECTION 3 INTERACTIONS WITH CHILDREN WHO ARE ATYPICAL 183

10 Interactional analysis of scaffolding in a mathematical task in ASD 185
Penny Stribling and John Rae

11 Multi-modal participation in storybook sharing 209
Julie Radford and Merle Mahon

12 Child-initiated repair in task interactions 227
Tuula Tykkyläinen

13 Communication aid use in children’s conversation: Time, timing and speaker transfer 249
Michael Clarke and Ray Wilkinson

Glossary of transcript symbols 267

Index 269

“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)