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CA and the analysis of foreign language interaction: A reply to Wagner

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Paul SeedhouseORCiD



In Journal of Pragmatics 26, Wagner suggests that CA methodology is challenged by foreign language interaction (FLI) and presents a number of reasons why this would appear to be the case. This reply asserts that CA is in fact quite capable of handling FLI data and supports this assertion by analysing three extracts of FLI data. The reply concludes that, whilst FLI does have certain characteristics which raise interesting questions and which make it difficult to analyse, this constitutes primarily a challenge to analysts rather than to the fundamental methodological principles of CA.

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Author(s): Seedhouse P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Pragmatics

Year: 1998

Volume: 30

Issue: 1

Pages: 85-102

Print publication date: 01/07/1998

ISSN (print): 0378-2166

ISSN (electronic):

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/S0378-2166(97)00061-1


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