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Case Study

  • Feifei Zhou
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Abstract

Researchers in ethnomethodology have carried out, since the very beginning, a vast array of empirical studies on ordinary everyday activities in naturally occurring, mundane settings and institutionalized worksite practices such as legal studies (e.g. Atkinson & Drew, 1979; Burns, 1996; Lynch, 1982; Pollner, 1974, 1975); teaching practices (e.g. Cicourel & Kitsuse, 1963; Have, 2003; McHoul, 1978; Mehan, 1979); medical analysis (e.g. Fisher & Todd, 1983; Heath, 1986; Pomerantz, 2003; West, 1984); scientific work (e.g. Garfinkel, Lynch, & Livingston, 1981; Livingston, 1986; Lynch, 1985), etc. They are encouraged to acquire the skills of the field they are studying in order to see things in the members’ eyes and at the same time adopt a reflective stance. In the following, some earlier case studies by Garfinkel highly relevant to daily language use, naming, categorization and communicative order will be analyzed.

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  • Feifei Zhou
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  1. 1.Department of EnglishLingnan UniversityHong KongChina

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