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Order, order: A 'modest' response to Stokoe

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Tim Rapley


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In this commentary, initially I return to Schegloff's ideas about the potential promiscuity of the analyst who works with categories. I then note how Stokoe's article is centred on working with fragments where speakers explicitly mark themselves or another speaker as a member of a specific category. I close the commentary by arguing for, at times, the inclusion of a more modest and contingent analysis that works to explore both the moments when speakers 'go categorical' alongside those when such category work is less explicit.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Rapley T

Publication type: Editorial

Publication status: Published

Journal: Discourse Studies

Year: 2012

Volume: 14

Issue: 3

Pages: 321-328

Print publication date: 01/06/2012

ISSN (print): 1461-4456

ISSN (electronic): 1461-7080

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.


DOI: 10.1177/1461445612440775