Paul Drew

List of John Benjamins publications for which Paul Drew plays a role.

Book series


Requesting in Social Interaction

Edited by Paul Drew and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen

Subjects Pragmatics | Syntax


This paper introduces the DMC Corpus – a newly collected dataset of 150 mundane cell phone calls from Mainland China in Mandarin Chinese (audio and detailed transcripts) – which is now publicly available for use in research and teaching. In this report, we first describe the constitution and… read more
Clift, Rebecca, Paul Drew and Ian Hutchby 2022 Conversation analysisHandbook of Pragmatics: Manual, Verschueren, Jef and Jan-Ola Östman (eds.), pp. 374–386 | Chapter
Drew, Paul 2018 The interface between pragmatics and conversation analysisPragmatics and its Interfaces, Ilie, Cornelia and Neal R. Norrick (eds.), pp. 59–84 | Chapter
In his authoritative account of Pragmatics, Levinson (1983) included conversation analysis (CA) as firmly part of pragmatics. Others have perhaps been more cautious about whether CA is really relevant to the pragmatics programme. Despite the differences and divergences between CA and pragmatics,… read more
This paper explores the intersection between two very different contexts – domestic life and the workplace – and the membrane which lies between them. This membrane is manifest in the practices through which participants come to treat certain of their identities as salient for the present… read more
Drew, Paul 2017 Out of context: PreambleEnabling Human Conduct: Studies of talk-in-interaction in honor of Emanuel A. Schegloff, Raymond, Geoffrey, Gene H. Lerner and John Heritage (eds.), pp. 207–209 | Chapter
Drew, Paul and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen 2014 Requesting – from speech act to recruitmentRequesting in Social Interaction, Drew, Paul and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen (eds.), pp. 1–34 | Article
In this introduction we outline some of the background to and evolution of the work on social action and requesting, then introduce some of the key analytic themes in investigating requesting in talk-in-interaction. This sets the scene for what is becoming a particularly significant perspective on… read more
Kendrick, Kobin H. and Paul Drew 2014 The putative preference for offers over requestsRequesting in Social Interaction, Drew, Paul and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen (eds.), pp. 87–114 | Article
Requesting and offering are closely related, insofar as they are activities associated with someone’s need for assistance. It has been supposed (e.g. Schegloff 2007) that requests and offers are not equivalent actions – specifically that offers are preferred actions and requests are dispreferred.… read more
Drew, Paul 2010 CommentaryMedical Communication in the Asia Context, Kang, M. Agnes and Olga Zayts-Spence (eds.), pp. 303–305 | Article
Local, John, Peter Auer and Paul Drew 2010 Retrieving, redoing and resuscitating turns in conversationProsody in Interaction, Barth-Weingarten, Dagmar, Elisabeth Reber and Margret Selting (eds.), pp. 131–160 | Article
Not infrequently in conversation, a speaker launches an activity which in some way or other is intercepted by another co-participant, or is otherwise unsuccessful, such that it receives no proper uptake. Activities of this kind may simply be lost. However, speakers who did not succeed may also ‘try… read more
Clift, Rebecca, Paul Drew and Ian Hutchby 2009 Conversation analysisThe Pragmatics of Interaction, D’hondt, Sigurd, Jan-Ola Östman and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 40–54 | Article
Clift, Rebecca, Paul Drew and Ian Hutchby 2006 Conversation analysisHandbook of Pragmatics: 2006 Installment, Verschueren, Jef and Jan-Ola Östman (eds.), pp. 1–17 | Article
Hutchby, Ian and Paul Drew 1995 Conversation analysisHandbook of Pragmatics: Manual, Verschueren, Jef, Jan-Ola Östman and Jan Blommaert † (eds.), pp. 182–189 | Article