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Title: Conversational shaping: staff-members' solicitation of talk from people with an intellectual impairment
Authors: Antaki, Charles
Finlay, W.M.L.
Walton, Chris
Keywords: Intellectual impairment
Mental retardation
Conversation analysis
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: © Sage
Citation: ANTAKI, C., FINLAY, W.M.L. and WALTON, C., 2007. Conversational shaping: staff-members' solicitation of talk from people with an intellectual impairment. Qualitative Health Research, 17 (10), pp. 1403-1414
Abstract: In initiating and maintaining talk with people with intellectual impairments, members of care staff use a range of recurrent conversational devices. The authors list six of the more common of these devices, explain how they work interactionally, and speculate on how they serve institutional interests. As in other dealings between staff members and the people with intellectual impairments they support, there is a pervasive dilemma between, on one hand, encouraging participation and, on the other, getting institutional jobs done. The authors show how the practices of encouraging talk that they describe move between the two horns of that dilemma.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Qualitative Health Research [© SAGE Publications]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732307308950
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/1049732307308950
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5434
ISSN: 1049-7323
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