1 Faculty of Humanities, SDU2 Department of Language and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, SDU3 Cand.negot., Department of Language and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, SDU4 Sociolinguistics, Conversation Analysis, Language Pedagogy, Sociocultural issues5 Department of Language and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, SDU
From the perspective of ethnomethodology and conversation analysis (EM/CA), the concept of positioning may offer a compellingly rich and appealing metaphor for understanding identity and relations. However, a significant difference between positioning theory and EM/CA is that, while the concept of ‘positioning’ is used at all levels of analysis in the former, there appears to be no such analytical concept in EM/CA. The aim of this article is to inquire if EM/CA tools for the analysis of identities and relations in talk might be considered interesting from the perspective of positioning theory. To do so, we offer EM/CA analyses of narrative and non-narrative data in which the in situ negotiation of identities and relations plays a major role.
Narrative Inquiry, 2013, Vol 23, Issue 1, p. 16-39
affiliation; conversation analysis; identities in talk; membership categorization; narrative; positioning