Institutional Interaction

Author: Ilkka Arminen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351927345
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Institutional Interaction focuses on talk and interaction in institutional contexts. The first systematic book-length study on this expanding area, it discusses the theory and methodology of conversation analysis, focusing on studies of institutional interaction, before examining the basics of institutional interaction in selected fields. Cutting-edge new applications are assessed, such as human-computer interaction, the role of ethnography, statistics and the relationship of institutional talk to ordinary talk. Accessibly written and carefully structured to provide a sophisticated introduction to conversation analysis applied in institutional settings, the book offers a wealth of examples ranging from the classroom, to the courtroom, to the doctor's surgery. The book also features helpful suggestions for further reading, designed to appeal to students and academics in socio-linguistics, social psychology, organizational studies, management and information systems and applied linguistics.

Managing Institutional Complexity

Author: Sebastian Oberthür
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262015919
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Experts investigate how states and other actors can improve inter-institutional synergy and examine the complexity of overlapping environmental governance structures. Institutional interaction and complexity are crucial to environmental governance and are quickly becoming dominant themes in the international relations and environmental politics literatures. This book examines international institutional interplay and its consequences, focusing on two important issues: how states and other actors can manage institutional interaction to improve synergy and avoid disruption; and what forces drive the emergence and evolution of institutional complexes, sets of institutions that cogovern particular issue areas. The book, a product of the Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change research project (IDGEC), offers both theoretical and empirical perspectives. Chapters range from analytical overviews to case studies of institutional interaction, interplay management, and regime complexes in areas including climate change, fisheries management, and conservation of biodiversity. Contributors discuss such issues as the complicated management of fragmented multilateral institutions addressing climate change; the possible "chilling effect" on environmental standards from existing commitments; governance niches in Arctic resource protection; the relationships among treaties on conservation and use of plant genetic resources; causal factors in cross-case variation of regime prevalence; and the difficult relationship between the World Trade Organization and multilateral environmental agreements. The book offers a broad overview of research on interplay management and institutional complexes that provides important insights across the field of global environmental governance.

Family institution Interaction

Author: Cynthia Wallat
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
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One hallmark of social science is to discover how parts of a social system - such as families and other institutions - fit together; the accounts of such being marked as a promising direction for the acquisition of knowledge of social phenomena including family-institution interaction. Family-Institution Interaction: New Refrains describes the results of decades of efforts in assessing cognitive and social behaviors associated with the long-term success of infants', toddlers', and preschoolers' learning and development. A collection of lessons learned about language and interaction from studies across family and public organizational settings is presented as a strategy for drawing these areas of study together, thereby providing a base for practitioners, researchers, family members, and policy makers to develop new ways to think about the interaction of upbringing functions across family and public institutions.

Mediated Business Interactions

Author: Rosina Marquez Reiter
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748688870
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The first book to examine mediated institutional talk in Spanish.

AIDS Counselling

Author: Anssi Peräkylä
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521454636
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Applies the principles of conversation analysis to AIDS counselling situations.

The Pragmatics of Interaction

Author: Sigurd D'hondt
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 902720781X
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The ten volumes of "Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights" focus on the most salient topics in the field of pragmatics, thus dividing its wide interdisciplinary spectrum in a transparent and manageable way. While the other volumes select specific philosophical, cognitive, grammatical, social, cultural, variational, or discursive angles, this fourth volume is dedicated to the empirical investigation of the way human beings organize their interaction in natural environments and how they use talk for accomplishing actions and their contexts. Starting from Goffman s observation that interaction exhibits a structure in its own right that cannot be reduced to the psychological properties of the individual nor to society, it contains a selection of articles documenting the various levels of interactional organization. In addition to treatments of basic concepts such as sequence, participation, prosody and style and some topical articles on phenomena like reported speech and listener response, it also includes overviews of specific traditions (conversation analysis, ethnomethodology) and articles on eminent authors (Goffman, Sacks) who had a formative influence on the field."