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Goodwin, Charles. 1981. Conversational organization: Interaction between speakers and hearers. New York: Academic Press. xii + 195 pp.
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Book – monograph
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After a methodological introduction, G. investigates the work participants do to bring about a state of affairs in which the talk of the speaker is addressed to, and attended by, a hearer. He examines alternative types of engagement, the ability of speakers to add new sections to units in their talk so that the talk can be precisely synchronized with relevant actions of the hearer, and the way in which speakers differentiate recipients.

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