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Talk and practical epistemology [electronic resource] : the social life of knowledge in a Caribbean community / Jack Sidnell.

By: Sidnell, Jack.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Pragmatics & beyond: new ser., 142.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, 2005Description: 1 online resource (xv, 255 p.).ISBN: 9789027294098 (electronic bk.); 9027294097 (electronic bk.); 9789027253859; 9027253854.Subject(s): Conversation analysis | Knowledge, Theory of | Electronic books | Analyse de la conversation | Connaissance, Th�eorie de la | FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Friendship | Kennistheorie | Culturele antropologie | Discourse analysisGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Talk and practical epistemology.DDC classification: 302.3/46 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Talk and Practical Epistemology; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; What is a transcript?; Malinowski's complaint; Knowledge and talk-in-interaction; The village; The vernacular; Answering questions; Uncertainty and expertise in advice; Cultivated ignorance; Reminiscing local history; Policing knowledge; Conclusion; Conversation analysis; Notes; References; Index; The Pragmatics & Beyond New Series.
Summary: Drawing on the methods of conversation analysis and ethnography, this book sets out to examine the epistemological practices of Indo-Guyanese villagers as these are revealed in their talk and daily conduct. Based on over eighty-five hours of conversation recorded during twelve months of ethnographic fieldwork, the book describes both the social distribution of knowledge and the villagers' methods for distinguishing between fact and fancy, knowledge and belief through close analyses of particular encounters. The various chapters consider uncertainty and expertise in advice-giving, the cultivati.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Talk and Practical Epistemology; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; What is a transcript?; Malinowski's complaint; Knowledge and talk-in-interaction; The village; The vernacular; Answering questions; Uncertainty and expertise in advice; Cultivated ignorance; Reminiscing local history; Policing knowledge; Conclusion; Conversation analysis; Notes; References; Index; The Pragmatics & Beyond New Series.

Drawing on the methods of conversation analysis and ethnography, this book sets out to examine the epistemological practices of Indo-Guyanese villagers as these are revealed in their talk and daily conduct. Based on over eighty-five hours of conversation recorded during twelve months of ethnographic fieldwork, the book describes both the social distribution of knowledge and the villagers' methods for distinguishing between fact and fancy, knowledge and belief through close analyses of particular encounters. The various chapters consider uncertainty and expertise in advice-giving, the cultivati.

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