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Managing the moral implications of advice in informal interaction

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posted on 08.08.2014 by Chloe Shaw, Alexa Hepburn
What does advice-giving look like among family members? Most conversation analytic research on advice has been in institutional settings, which constrain what speakers can do. Here we analyse advice in the apparently freer environment of telephone calls between mothers and their young adult daughters. We concentrate on how the advice is received. Our analysis shows that the position of ‘advice recipient’ is a potentially unwelcome identity to occupy, because it implies one knows less than the advice giver, and indeed that one may be somehow at fault. Advice can be resisted, but choosing to do so seems to depend on what the interactional costs would be. We discuss the implications for studying advice and promoting advice acceptance, as well as the way relationality more generally can be constituted in talk.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

Research on Language and Social Interaction

Volume

46

Pages

344 - 362

Citation

SHAW, C. and HEPBURN, A., 2013. Managing the moral implications of advice in informal interaction. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 46 (4), pp. 344-362.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (© Chloe Shaw and Alexa Hepburn)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2013

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Research on Language and Social Interaction on 25-10-2013, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/08351813.2013.839095

ISSN

0835-1813

eISSN

1532-7973

Language

en

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