Longitudinal Studies on the Organization of Social Interaction

  • Simona Pekarek Doehler
  • Johannes Wagner
  • Esther González-Martínez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Johannes Wagner, Simona Pekarek Doehler, Esther González-Martínez
      Pages 3-35
  3. Change in Interactional Practices Within Family Settings

  4. Change in Skills and Interactional Competences in School Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Timothy Koschmann, Robert Sigley, Alan Zemel, Carolyn Maher
      Pages 173-191
  5. Change in Interactional Practices in Workplace Settings

  6. Collective and Cultural Change

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 361-364

About this book


This book advances our understanding of change over time in human social conduct, and represents the first consolidated effort to reveal how micro-analytic studies of social interaction address such issues. The book presents a collection of longitudinal studies drawing on conversation analysis across a variety of settings, practices, languages and timescales. In doing so, they analyse the ways in which participants produce and deal with practices changing over time. This edited collection will interest students and scholars of conversation analysis, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, interactional linguistics and pragmatics.

​​Simona Pekarek Doehler is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Her research explores the development of interactional competence, based on longitudinal conversation analysis, as well as the role of grammatical resources in the organization of social interaction. &
Johannes Wagner is Professor of Communication at the department of Design and Communication, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark. He is members of the research unit PIPE. In his contributions to Applied Linguistics he has pushed for a microsociological understanding of second language learning and teaching. In recent years he has studied human social praxis as the nexus of verbal interaction, embodied practices and tangible objects in the environment. 
Esther González-Martínez is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Her area of specialisation is the analysis of social interactions in institutional settings. Her research combines conversation and multimodal analysis with ethnographic fieldwork.


communication discourse linguistics pragmatics sociolinguistics social interaction conversation analysis discourse analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Simona Pekarek Doehler
    • 1
  • Johannes Wagner
    • 2
  • Esther González-Martínez
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Applied LinguisticsUniversity of NeuchâtelNeuchâtelSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Design and CommunicationUniversity of Southern DenmarkKoldingDenmark
  3. 3.Department of Social SciencesUniversity of FribourgFribourgSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-57006-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-57007-9
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