Reflecting on your own talk: The Discursive Action Method at work

J.M.W.J. Lamerichs, Hedwig te Molder

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    This chapter describes how we developed a Conversation Analysis-based intervention approach, which we call the Discursive Action Method. The method aims to make people critically aware of how they talk and, on that basis, to help them shape their own practices. The method has its roots in an early statement of what Edwards and Potter termed their ‘Discursive Action Model’ (Edwards and Potter, 1993) and is based on insights from Conversation Analysis and Discursive Psychology1 more generally (Edwards, 1997; Edwards and Potter, 1992; Hepburn and Wiggins, 2007; Hutchby and Wooffitt, 1998; Potter, 1996; Potter and Te Molder, 2005).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationApplied Conversation Analysis
    Subtitle of host publicationIntervention and Change in Institutional Talk
    EditorsCh Antaki
    Place of PublicationHoundmills, Basingstoke
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages23
    ISBN (Electronic)9780230316874
    ISBN (Print)9780230229952
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Publication series

    NamePalgrave Advances in Language and Linguistics


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