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► Brown, Gillian, & Yule, Geoff. (1983). Discourse Analysis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 27-67.


► Sacks, Harvey, Schegloff, Emanuel A, & Jefferson, Gail. (1974). A Simplest Systematics for the Organization of Turn-Taking for Conversation. Language, 50, 696-735.

This article is the classic text that introduced conversation analysis during the 70s.

(1) Schegloff, Emanuel. (1996). Turn organization: one intersection of grammar and interaction. In E. Ochs, E. A. Schegloff & S. A. Thompson (Eds.), Interaction and grammar (pp. 52-133). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chrysanthos Andreou & Mark Xenophontos.

This article provides an application of conversation.

(2) Schegloff, Emanuel A. (2000). Overlapping talk and the organization of turn-taking for conversation. Language in Society, 29, 1-63. Lyzia Cheimonidou & Maria Pelekanou

Overlaps and turn organization

(3) Selting, M. (2000). The construction of units in conversational talk. Language in Society, 29, 477-517. Androula Chatra 

(4) Labov, William. (1977). Language in the inner city : studies in the black English vernacular. Oxford: Blackwell. pp. 354-370. Pericles Metaxas.

(5) Schegloff, Emanuel. (1996). Talk and Social Structure. In A. Jaworski & N. Coupland (Eds.), The discourse reader (2nd ed., pp. 86-97). London and New York: Routledge. Chrysostomos Papoui.

(6) Sacks, Harvey. (2006). ‘The baby cried. The mommy picked it up’. In A. Jaworski & N. Coupland (Eds.), The discourse reader (pp. 239-245). London and New York: Routledge. Georgia Ioannou.

(7) Ford, Cecilia, & Thomson, Sandra. (1996). Interactional units in conversation: syntactic, intonational, and pragmatic resources for the management of turns. In E. Ochs, E. A. Schegloff & S. A. Thompson (Eds.), Interaction and grammar (pp. 134-184). New York ; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Valanto Ioannou & Katerina Kyriakides.

(8) Gaines, Philip. (2011). The Multifunctionality of Discourse Operator Okay: Evidence from a police interview. Journal of Pragmatics, 43, 3291-3315. doi: 10.1016/j.pragma.2011.06.005. Theodora Evangelou.

(9) Park, Innhwa. (2010). Marking an impasse: The use of anyway as a sequence-closing device. Journal of Pragmatics, 42(12), 3283-3299. doi: 10.1016/j.pragma.2010.06.002.Angelika Sofroniou.



Studying prosody:

►Himmelmann, Nikolaus P., & Ladd, D. Robert. (2008). Prosodic Description: An Introduction for Fieldworkers. Language Documentation & Conservation, 2(2), 244–274.

This article provides an overview of prosody and its functions

► Pierrehumbert, Janet, & Hirschberg, Julia. (1990). The Meaning of Intonation in the Interpretation of Discourse. In P. Cohen, J. Morgan & M. Pollack (Eds.), Intentions in Communication (pp. 271-311). Cambridge MA: MIT Press.

This article links prosody to conversation analysis

(1) Reed, Szczepek Beatrice. (2012). Beyond the Particular: Prosody and the Coordination of Actions. Language and Speech, 55(1), 13-34. Angeliki Georgiou.

(2) Auer, Peter. (1996). On the prosody and syntax of turn continuations. In E. Couper-Kuhlen & M. Selting (Eds.), Prosody in conversation : interactional studies (pp. 57-100). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Natalie Stiail.

(3) Szczepek Reed, Beatrice. (2006). Prosodic orientation in English conversation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 33-65. Christina Filippou.

(4) Szczepek Reed, Beatrice. (2006). Prosodic orientation in English conversation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 65- 9. Γεωργίου, Αιμίλιος

(5) Barth-Weingarten, Dagmar. (2009). Contrasting and turn transition: Prosodic projection with parallel-opposition constructions. Journal of Pragmatics, 41(11), 2271-2294. doi: 10.1016/j.pragma.2009.03.007. Paraskeva Zoi

(6) Beňuš, Štefan, Gravano, Agustín, & Hirschberg, Julia. (2011). Pragmatic aspects of temporal accommodation in turn-taking. Journal of Pragmatics, 43(12), 3001-3027. doi: 10.1016/j.pragma.2011.05.011. Tamara Guzeyeava.