Conversation Analysis

3. Basic Principles of CA

Exercise 2

Determine whether the statement below is true or false:

Statement: 'Sequence' is an important analytic tool for understanding how interaction works.

True: Correct! Sequence is the engine room of interaction. Actions are context shaped and context renewing. A current action invites response, and a responding action is understood by virtue of its context. It is by virtue of sequence organization that actions are mobilized, and mutual understanding is managed.

False: Incorrect. Sequence is the engine room of interaction. Actions are context shaped and context renewing. A current action invites response, and a responding action is understood by virtue of its context. It is by virtue of sequence organization that actions are mobilized, and mutual understanding is managed.