|About the Book|
Although dialogues, face-to-face immediate interactions between two or more people, are always reciprocal, they are characterized by various kinds of asymmetrical dominance relationshipsorelationships which are embedded in a social context. At manyMoreAlthough dialogues, face-to-face immediate interactions between two or more people, are always reciprocal, they are characterized by various kinds of asymmetrical dominance relationshipsorelationships which are embedded in a social context. At many local levels, asymmetries occur in turn-taking, initiatives and responses. At more global levels, patterns of dominance may result from culturally-established rules and inequalities of knowledge. The contributors to this book, all distinguished scholars of international repute, build upon the theoretical assumptions about dialogue established in their previous publication, The Dynamics of Dialogue. Using an interdisciplinary approach, they focus on both conceptual issues of dominance and on empirical research on inequalities in roles, status and knowledge. This book is certain to be of interest to all students and teachers of psychology. Contents: Preface- Asymmetries in Dialogue: Some Conceptual Preliminary, P. Linell and T. Luckmann- Asymmetries of Knowledge in Conversational Interactions, P. Drew- Facework and Control in Multi-Party Talk: A Paediatric Case Study, K. Aronsson- Suspect Stories: On Perspective-Setting in an Asymmetrical Situation, P. Linell and L. J nsson- Obstruction and Dominance: Uncooperative Moves and Their Effect on the Course of Conversation, M. L. K sermann- Dialogue Between Expert and Novice: On Differences in Knowledge and Their Reduction, M. Wintermantel- Teaching: Conversational Transmission of Knowledge, A. Keppler and T. Luckmann- The Taming of Foes: The Avoidance of Asymmetry in Informal Discussions, H. Knoblauch- Dominance and Asymmetries in A Dolls House, R. Rommetveit- Asymmetries in Group Conversations Between a Tutor and People with Learning Difficulties, I. Markov.- Bodies and Voices in Dialogue, R. Farr- Conclusion, I. Markov. and K. Foppa.