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The conversational rollercoaster: Conversation analysis and the public science of talk

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How does talk work, and can we engage the public in a dialogue about the scientific study of talk? This article presents a history, critical evaluation and empirical illustration of the public science of talk. We chart the public ethos of conversation analysis that treats talk as an inherently public phenomenon and its transcribed recordings as public data. We examine the inherent contradictions that conversation analysis is simultaneously obscure yet highly cited; it studies an object that p...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1177/1461445618754571

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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ORCID:
0000-0002-1036-6626
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NIHR School for Primary Care Research
Funding agency for:
Albury, C
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QueenMary University of London
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
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Volume:
20
Issue:
3
Pages:
397-424
Publication date:
2018-05-16
Acceptance date:
2017-09-07
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EISSN:
1461-7080
ISSN:
1461-4456
Language:
English
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pubs:852950
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uuid:a38b0787-73a1-4fce-ab63-ef6abf5ae723
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pubs:852950
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852950
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2018-07-13

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