Interactional Competences in Institutional Settings

From School to the Workplace

  • Simona Pekarek Doehler
  • Adrian Bangerter
  • Geneviève de Weck
  • Laurent Filliettaz
  • Esther González-Martínez
  • Cécile Petitjean

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Institutional Practices Between School and the Workplace

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Virginie Degoumois, Cécile Petitjean, Simona Pekarek Doehler
      Pages 29-57
    3. Geneviève de Weck, Audrey Sublon, Gwendoline Fox
      Pages 59-88
  3. Transitioning into Work

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 281-286

About this book


This interdisciplinary volume brings together leading scholars from several disciplines to uncover the key to young people’s socialization within institutional settings, from school to the workplace. Among the questions they consider are: what aspects of interactional competence are relevant for participation in practical activities within those settings? What are the interactional procedures through which diverse facets of interactional competence are recognized, legitimized and assessed in the course of practical activities? How do these procedures shape and reflect social institutions and people's understanding of them? The collection discusses interactional competences across a variety of institutional settings, and reflects on the institutional order by scrutinizing how such competences are interactionally treated within everyday institutional practices. The volume enriches an interdisciplinary understanding of fundamental concepts in the social sciences and will therefore be of interest to those working within linguistics, sociology, education, psychology of work, and speech therapy.


conversation analysis workplace discourse institutional interactions social intergration speech therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Simona Pekarek Doehler
    • 1
  • Adrian Bangerter
    • 2
  • Geneviève de Weck
    • 3
  • Laurent Filliettaz
    • 4
  • Esther González-Martínez
    • 5
  • Cécile Petitjean
    • 6
  1. 1.Centre for Applied LinguisticsUniversity of NeuchâtelNeuchâtelSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute of Work and Organizational PsychologyUniversity of NeuchâtelNeuchâtelSwitzerland
  3. 3.Center of LogopedicsUniversity of NeuchâtelNeuchâtelSwitzerland
  4. 4.Faculty of Psychology & Educational SciencesUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  5. 5.Department of Social SciencesUniversity of FribourgFribourgSwitzerland
  6. 6.Centre for Applied LinguisticsUniversity of NeuchâtelNeuchâtelSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-46866-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-46867-9
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