Conversation Analysis: Comparative perspectives in conversation analysis

  title={Conversation Analysis: Comparative perspectives in conversation analysis},
  author={J. Sidnell},
Introduction Comparison of the various ways in which people talk in different sociocultural and linguistic communities can easily lead to two, apparently contradictory, conclusions. On the one hand, the diversity of conduct is striking. People speak different languages, they are oriented to markedly different sociocultural norms of posture and tone, they inhabit very different social (as well as economic, political, etc.) worlds and thus find occasion to talk in vastly different “contexts.” One… Expand
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