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Action ascription in social interaction

  • Action ascription can be understood from two broad perspectives. On one view, it refers to the ways in which actions constitute categories by which members make sense of their world, and forms a key foundation for holding others accountable for their conduct. On another view, it refers to the ways in which we accountably respond to the actions of others, thereby accomplishing sequential versions of meaningful social experience. In short, action ascription can be understood as matter of categorisation of prior actions or responding in ways that are sequentially fitted to prior actions, or both. In this chapter, we review different theoretical approaches to action ascription that have developed in the field, as well as the key constituents and resources of action ascription that have been identified in conversation analytic research, before going on to discuss how action ascription can itself be considered a form of social action.

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Author:Arnulf DeppermannORCiDGND, Michael HaughORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Action ascription in interaction
Series (Serial Number):Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics (35)
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Place of publication:Cambridge
Editor:Arnulf Deppermann, Michael Haugh
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2022
Date of Publication (online):2022/04/06
Publishing Institution:Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS)
Tag:accountability; action ascription; action formation; inference; intersubjectivity; social action; speech acts
GND Keyword:Folgerung; Handlung; Interaktion; Intersubjektivität; Konversationsanalyse; Soziales Handeln; Sprechakt; Verantwortlichkeit
First Page:3
Last Page:27
This material has been published in "Action Ascription in Interaction", edited by Arnulf Deppermann/Michael Haugh: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108673419. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution or re-use. © Cambridge University Press.
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Pragmalinguistik / Kommunikationsforschung
Program areas:P1: Interaktion
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt