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Interactional formats and institutional context: a practical and exploitable distinction in interviews

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posted on 01.08.2016, 08:40 authored by Jessica Robles, Evelyn Y. Ho
This paper applies practically oriented discourse analysis to focus group interviews using conversation analytic principles to show how interactional qualities demonstrably different to analysts are also treated as such by participants. We take a grounded practical theory perspective to claim that the empirical and practical distinction is an exploitable resource for participants, with important implications for the goals of research interviewing, interviewee participation in focus groups, and analyses thereof. We identify participant techniques for doing and attending to conversational and institutional interaction formats, including turn-taking organization, embodied acts, addressivity, and emotion displays, and how those techniques allow participants to co-construct emergent stances alongside answering questions.

Funding

The University of San Francisco’s Jesuit Foundation Grant provided funding for this research.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

Text & Talk

Volume

34

Issue

4

Citation

ROBLES, J. and HO, E., 2014. Interactional formats and institutional context: a practical and exploitable distinction in interviews. Text and Talk, 34 (4), pp.443–465

Publisher

© De Gruyter Mouton

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2014

ISSN

1860-7330

eISSN

1860-7349

Language

en