analysing talk
and text
a course for the Universitat Autònoma
de Barcelona
Charles Antaki
Loughborough University
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Appendix to Lecture 4

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Exercises to spot various CA features. Look through and see if you can find examples of the following:

adjacency pairs
assessment-agreement
first and second pair parts
reformulation
openings
pre-requests
closings
pre-sequences
preferreds and dispreferreds
pre-announcements
insertion sequences
offer-acceptance
markedness
summons-answer

You might like to consult this page of notation to make sense of some of the odd symbols.

Sources of extracts indicated where possible.

Extract 1
1ChCan I go down an see 'im
2 (2.0)
3C'mo::n 
4 (1.5)
5Com'n te see 'im
6 (1.6)
7C'mo::n

Extract 2
1AWhy what'sa matter with y-you sou[nd HA:PPY, hh
2B                                                                   [Nothing
3BI sound ha:p[py?
4                        [Ye:uh
5 (0.3)
6B No

Extract 3
1AShe says you might want that dress I bought,
2 whether you do
3Oh thanks (well), let me see I really
4  have lots of dresses

Extract 4 Pomerantz, 1975: I
1TT's it's a beautiful day out isn't it?
2L Yeah it's jus' gorgeous.

Extract 5
1Ch I wan my ow:n tea.hh myself
2M (You) want what? =
3Ch= My tea myse:lf
4M No:w? We are all having tea

Extract 6
1CHullo I was just ringing up to ask if you 
2 were going to Bertrand's party
3RYes I thought you might be
4C (Heh heh)
5RYes would you like a lift?
6C Oh I'd love one

Extract 7 From Levinson
1AI ordered some paint from you uh a couple
2 of weeks ago some vermilion
3BYuh
4A And I wanted to order some more
5 the name's Boyd
6B Yes  [how many tubes would you like sir
7        [An-
8AU:hm(.) what's the price now eh with V.A.T.
9Do you know eh
10BEr I'll just work that out for you
11AThanks
12(10.0)
13BThree pounds nineteen a tube sir
14AThree nineteen is it =
15B= Yeah
16AE::h (1.0) yes u:hm (dental click))
17((in parenthetical tone)) e:h jus-justa think,
18That's what three nineteen
19That's for the large tube isnČt it
20BWell yeah it's the thirty seven c.c's
21AEr, hh IČll tell you what I'll just eh eh ring
22you back I have to work out how many I'll
23need.  Sorry I did- wasn't sure of the price
24you see
25BOkay

Extract 8 my data
1Psyright. .h Tell me about what it is that
2 you see then Michael
3 what's the sort of things that you see.
4Pat spiders on wa::lls:, [snakes-, snakes: in the carpet,
5Psy                                    [uh-hm
6Psy how often d'you see these things.
7Patthings darting in' (all the) rooms, like rats
8(.7)
9Psypt [sounds aw ?ful
10Pat     [(      )               ]
11(1.3)
12Psyand d'y see that- (.2) b- quite regularly
13Patyh.