Review questions

Reflect on your understanding by working through these review questions.

  1. What do conversation analysts mean when they say they focus on ‘naturally-occurring action and interaction’?
  2. How does conversation analysis fit within the broader programme of ethnomethodology?
  3. Why is the perspective-display sequence a good way to ‘do’ caution?
  4. How are institutions produced through talk?
  5. What are the common ways by which we produce refusals?