Conversation Analysis in the language classroom

Publication: Chapter in book/Conference proceedingChapter in edited volume


This chapter is one of the series describing different aspects of English, in this case the structure of spoken interaction. Specifically, it focuses on one approach to this structure called Conversation Analysis of CA. The chapter also relates CA to teaching oral skills in English. The key concepts in this chapter are those associated with Conversation Analysis, including turn-taking, adjacency pairs and opening and closing sequences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntroducing Applied Linguistics: Key Concepts and Skills
Editors Susan Hunston & David Oakey
Place of PublicationLondon
Pages37 - 47
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-44767-6
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 602004 General linguistics
  • 602008 English studies

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