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).
|Title of host publication||Applied Conversation Analysis|
|Subtitle of host publication||Intervention and Change in Institutional Talk|
|Place of Publication||Houndmills, Basingstoke|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Name||Palgrave Advances in Language and Linguistics|