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The Ethnography of Speaking

The Ethnography of Speaking, 2021/22, Semester 2
Professor Stephen Coleman
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Tannen, Deborah. "Gender and Family Interaction." The handbook of language and gender ISBN: 0631225021 25 (2008): 179

Morris, Edward W. "“Ladies” or “loudies”? Perceptions and experiences of black girls in classrooms." Youth & society. 38, no. 4 (2007): 490-515

McHoul, Alec, Mark Rapley, and Charles Antaki. "You gotta light?: On the luxury of context for understanding talk in interaction." Journal of Pragmatics. 40, no. 1 (2008): 42-54.

Bourdieu, Pierre. "The economics of linguistic exchanges." Social Science Information 16, no. 6 (1977): 645-668

Hymes, Dell. "The ethnography of speaking." Anthropology and human behavior 13, no. 53 (1962): 11-74

Bruner, Jerome. "Life as narrative." Social research. (2004): 691-710 - Available online:

Gubrium, Jaber F., and James A. Holstein. "Narrative practice and the coherence of personal stories." The sociological quarterly. 39, no. 1 (1998): 163-187

Walton, Marsha D., and Christie L. Brewer. "The role of personal narrative in bringing children into the moral discourse of their culture." Narrative inquiry. 11, no. 2 (2002): 307-334

Wagner, Ina, and Ruth Wodak. "Performing success: identifying strategies of self-presentation in women's biographical narratives." Discourse & society. 17, no. 3 (2006): 385-411

Wortham, Stanton. "Interactional positioning and narrative self-construction." Narrative inquiry. 10, no. 1 (2000): 157-184

Baxter, Judith. "Competing discourses in the classroom: A post-structuralist discourse analysis of girls' and boys' speech in public contexts." Discourse & society. 13, no. 6 (2002): 827-842

Rampton, Ben. "Language crossing and the problematisation of ethnicity and socialisation." Pragmatics. 5 (1995): 485-513 - Available online:

Philipsen, Gerry. "Linearity of research design in ethnographic studies of speaking." Communication Quarterly 25, no. 3 (1977): 42-50 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Bauman, Richard, and Joel Sherzer. "The ethnography of speaking." Annual review of anthropology. 4 (1975): 95-119

Goodwin, Marjorie Harness. "Building power asymmetries in girls' interaction." Discourse & society. 13, no. 6 (2002): 715-730.

Heath, Shirley Brice, and Brian V. Street. On ethnography : approaches to language and literacy research (an NCRLL volume). Language & Literacy (NCRLL). Teachers College Press. 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, 2008

Hymes, Dell. Foundations in sociolinguistics: An ethnographic approach. Psychology Press, 2003.

Hammersley, Martyn. "Reflections on linguistic ethnography." Journal of sociolinguistics. 11.5 (2007): 689-695

Mauss, Marcel. "Techniques of the body" Economy and society. 2, no. 1 (1973): 70-88

Gunn, Joshua. "On speech and public release." Rhetoric & Public Affairs 13, no. 2 (2010): 175-215

Mills, Liz. "When the Voice Itself Is Image 1." Modern drama. 52, no. 4 (2009): 389-404

LaBelle, Brandon. "Raw orality: Sound poetry and live bodies." VOICE–Vocal Aesthetics in Digital (2010) - Available online:

McNeill, David. Language and gesture. Vol. 2. Cambridge University Press, 2000

Robinson, Jeffrey David. "Getting Down to Business Talk, Gaze, and Body Orientation During Openings of Doctor‐Patient Consultations." Human Communication Research 25.1 (1998): 97-123

This list was last updated on 05/12/2016