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Power in Family Discourse : Contributions to the Sociology of Language [CSL] - Richard J. Watts

Power in Family Discourse

Contributions to the Sociology of Language [CSL]

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Published: 1992
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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applications. It approaches the study of language in society in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches, theoretical and empirical, supplement and complement each other. The series invites the attention of linguists, language teachers of all interests, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians etc. to the development of the sociology of language.

Introduction
Language and powerp. 1
Investigating power in a close-knit groupp. 2
Latent and emergent networksp. 4
Interventions as interruptions in discoursep. 6
The structure of the bookp. 8
The data and the participantsp. 10
The datap. 10
The participantsp. 17
Towards a dynamic model of discourse
Introductoryp. 23
A modular approach to discourse structurep. 24
The exchange structurep. 24
Action structurep. 26
Ideational structurep. 27
The participation frameworkp. 29
The information statep. 32
Levels or modules?p. 33
Turns and floorsp. 34
Turns as on-record "speakings"p. 37
The floor as participation space in the discoursep. 42
Topicsp. 47
Defining power
Power as inherent to verbal interactionp. 53
Self-image, status and dominancep. 54
Definitions of powerp. 55
Power as the capacity to impose one's willp. 56
The consensual view of powerp. 58
Power as a commodity and power as a discursive forcep. 58
Power as the capacity to achieve one's aimsp. 59
Defining the exercise of powerp. 61
Intervention as interruption in social science research
Preliminary remarksp. 63
Interruption as a theoretical termp. 64
Interruptions as simultaneous speechp. 65
Operationalising interruption as a variable in experimental researchp. 73
Conceptualising the term "interruption" within conversation analysisp. 77
Taxonomies of interruptionp. 81
Interpretive criteria in evaluating interruptionsp. 88
Interruptions as face-threatening behaviour and the exercise of powerp. 92
A return to the "prudish view" of interruptionsp. 93
Interrupting as a reprehensible social activity: the lay interpretationp. 100
Towards a definition of interruptionp. 105
Types of verbal intervention in family discourse
Introductionp. 109
Turn-internal interventionsp. 111
Off-record minimal listener responsesp. 112
Turn-internal support and agreementp. 115
Looking for space on the floor: the preemptive bidp. 116
Responding and contradicting turn-internallyp. 121
Apparent interventions due to lack of synchronisationp. 124
Intervening without overlap: the "silent interruption"p. 129
Petering outp. 129
Cutting inp. 130
Projecting turn-completion and intervening at tone unit boundariesp. 132
Blatant interventionsp. 135
Blatant interventions of a negative kindp. 136
Blatant interventions of a positive kindp. 140
Latent and emergent networks
Introductory remarksp. 145
The concept of network in social science researchp. 146
Morphological and interactional features of a networkp. 149
Morphological featuresp. 149
Interactional featuresp. 152
Latent and emergent networksp. 154
The development of an emergent networkp. 156
An individual member's status within the latent family networkp. 160
The peripheral memberp. 163
The member as competitorp. 166
The member as authority and resource personp. 169
Status in the emergent network
Introductionp. 173
Dramatising the selfp. 174
The negotiation of status in an emergent networkp. 176
A detailed analysisp. 181
Requests and narrativesp. 190
Interventions and the negotiation of status and power
Introductory remarksp. 195
Struggling for power as a resource person: the datap. 195
Determining the emergent networksp. 204
Attempting to open up a second floorp. 209
The centrality index and the measurement of statusp. 212
Setting up and consolidating status as a resource personp. 219
Challenging a position of powerp. 225
Establishing power as a narratorp. 234
Regaining status as a narratorp. 240
Intervention research in and beyond family discourse
Introductionp. 247
Status, power and the exercise of powerp. 248
Emergent networks in radio phone-in programmesp. 251
Perceiving interventions as interruptive: evidence for face lossp. 257
Gathering further datap. 263
Notesp. 267
Referencesp. 273
Author and subject indexp. 289
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ISBN: 9783110132281
ISBN-10: 3110132281
Series: Contributions to the Sociology of Language [CSL]
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 299
Published: 1992
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter & Co
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.6