Analysing Talk

Investigating Verbal Interaction in English

  • Authors
  • David┬áLangford

Part of the Studies in English Language book series (SEL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. David Langford
    Pages 1-16
  3. David Langford
    Pages 17-30
  4. David Langford
    Pages 31-58
  5. David Langford
    Pages 59-68
  6. David Langford
    Pages 69-99
  7. David Langford
    Pages 100-118
  8. David Langford
    Pages 119-155
  9. David Langford
    Pages 156-183
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 185-190

About this book


The book offers a step-by-step approach to the task of describing what is systematic in conversational behaviour. The book is organised as a series of practical exercises, teaching skills such as transcribing verbal interaction and identifying and describing 'special events'. An investigation is made into how participants show awareness of patterns of speech structure (eg taking turns and interrupting).


event interaction structure

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