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Publications

 

 

Jefferson, Gail (1972) Side sequences. In D.N. Sudnow (Ed.) Studies in social interaction (pp.294-33). New York, NY: Free Press.

 

Jefferson, Gail (1973) A case of precision timing in ordinary conversation: Overlapped tag-positioned address terms in closing sequences. Semiotica, 9(1), 47-96.

 

Jefferson, Gail (1974) Error correction as an interactional resource. Language in Society, 3(2), 181-199.

 

Jefferson, Gail (1978) Sequential aspects of storytelling in conversation. In J. Schenkein (Ed.) Studies in the organization of conversational interaction (pp.219-248). New York, NY: Academic Press.

 

Jefferson, Gail (1978) What's in a 'nyem'? Sociology, 12(1), 135-139.

 

Jefferson, Gail (1979) A technique for inviting laughter and its subsequent acceptance/declination. In G. Psathas (Ed.) Everyday language: Studies in ethnomethodology (pp.79-96). New York, NY: Irvington Publishers.

 

Jefferson, Gail (1980) On 'trouble-premonitory' response to inquiry. Sociological Inquiry, 50(3/4), 153-185.

 

Jefferson, Gail (1981) The abominable 'ne?' An exploration of post-response pursuit of response. In P. Shroder (Hrsg.) Sprache der gegenwaart (pp.53-88). Düsseldorf. BRD: Pedagogischer Verlag Schwann. [Expanded Version in Manchester Sociology Occasional Papers (1981). No. 6, 1-82.]

 

Jefferson, Gail (1983) On a Failed Hypothesis: 'Conjunctionals' as Overlap-Vulnerable. Tilburg Papers in Language and Literature, No. 28, 1-33. Tilburg: Tilburg University.

 

Jefferson, Gail (1983) Issues in the Transcription of Naturally-Occurring Talk: Caricature versus Capturing Pronunciational Particulars. Tilburg Papers in Languge and Literature, No. 34, 1-12. Tilburg: Tilburg University.

 

Jefferson, Gail (1983) Another Failed Hypothesis: Pitch/Loudness as Relevant to Overlap Resolution. Tilburg Papers in Language and Literature, No. 38, 1-24. Tilburg: Tilburg University.

 

Jefferson, Gail (1984) Notes on some orderlinesses of overlap onset. In V. D'Urso and P. Leonardi (Eds.) Discoure analysis and natural rhetoric ((pp. 11-38). Padua, Italy: Cleup Editore.

 

Jefferson, Gail (1984) On stepwise transition from talk about a trouble to inappropriately next-positioned matters. In J.M. Atkinson and J.C. Heritage (Eds.) Structures of social action: Studies of conversation analysis (pp. 191-222).Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

 

Jefferson, Gail (1984) On the organization of laughter in talk about troubles. In J.M. Atkinson and J.C.  Heritage (Eds.) Structures of social action: Studies in conversation analysis (pp.346-369). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

 

Jefferson, Gail (1984) Notes on a systematic Deployment of the Acknowledgement tokens 'Yeah' and 'Mmhm'.  Paper in Linguistics, 17(2), 197-216.

 

Jefferson, Gail (1985)   On the interactional unpackaging of a 'gloss'. Language in Society, 14, 435-466.

 

Jefferson, Gail (1985)  An exercise in the transcription and analysis of laughter. In T. Van Dijk (Ed.) Handbook of discourse analysis, Vol. 3: Discourse and dialogue (pp.25-34).London, UK: Academic Press.

 

Jefferson, Gail (1986) Notes on 'latency' in overlap onset. Human Studies, 9(2/3), 153-183.

 

Jefferson, Gail (1987) On exposed and embedded correction in conversation. in G. Button and J.R.E. Lee (Eds.) Talk and social organization (pp. 86-100) Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters. [Originally in Studium Linquistik, (1983) vol. 14, 58-68.]

 

Jefferson, Gail (1988) On the sequential organization of troubles talk in ordinary conversation. Social Problems, 35(4), 418-442.

 

Jefferson, Gail (1988) Notes on a possible metric which provides for a 'standard maximum' silence of approximately one second in conversation . In D. Roger and P. Bull (Eds.) Conversation: An interdisciplinary perspective. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters. [Expanded version in Tilburg Papers in Language and Literature, No. 42, 1-83 (1983).]

 

Jefferson, Gail (1989) Letter to the Editor Re: Anita Pomerantz' Epilogue to the Special Issue on Sequential Organization of Conversational Activities, Spring Issue . Western Journal of Speech Communication, 53(Fall), 427-429.

 

Jefferson, Gail (1991) List construction as a task and resource. In G. Psathas (Ed.) Interactional competence (pp. 63-92). New York, NY: Irvington Publishers.

 

Jefferson, Gail (1993) Caveat speaker: Preliminary notes on recipient topic-shift implicature. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 26(1), 1-30.

 

Jefferson, Gail (1996) On the Poetics of ordinary talk. Text and Performance Quarterly, 16(1), 1-61.

 

Jefferson, Gail (1996) A case of transcriptional stereotyping. Journal of Pragmatics, 26(2), 159-170.

 

Jefferson, Gail (2002) Is 'no' an acknowledgment token? Comparing American and British uses of (+)/(-) tokens. Journal of Pragmatics, 34, 1345-1383.

 

Jefferson, Gail (2003) A note on resolving ambiguity. In Phillip J. Glenn, Curtis D. LeBaron, and Jenny Mandelbaum (Eds.) Studies in Language and Social Interaction (pp.221-240). New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

 

Jefferson, Gail (2004) A note on laughter in 'male-female' interaction. Discourse Studies, 6(1), 117-133.

 

Jefferson, Gail (2004) Glossary of transcript symbols with an Introduction. In G. H. Lerner (Ed.) Conversation Analysis: Studies from the first generation (pp. 13-23). Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

 

Jefferson, Gail (2004) A sketch of some orderly aspects of overlap in natural conversation (1975). In G. H. Lerner (Ed.) Conversation Analysis: Studies from the first generation (pp.43-59). Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

 

Jefferson, Gail (2004) 'At first I thought' A normalizing device for extraordinary events. In G. H. Lerner (Ed.) Conversation Analysis: Studies from the first generation (pp.131-167). Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

 

Jefferson, Gail (2007) Preliminary notes on abdicated other-correction. Journal of Pragmatics, 39, 445-461.

 

 

 

 

Co-authored publications

 

(1974)  with Sacks, H., and Schegloff, E.A. A simplest systematics for the organization of turn-taking for conversation.   Language, 50 (4), 696-735. [ Authors' Original Version in Schenkein, J. (ed) (1978). Studies in the organization of conversational interaction,  pp.7-55. New York, NY: Academic Press.]

 

(1977) with Schegloff, E.A., and Sacks, H. (1977). The preference for self-correction in the organization of repair in conversation. Language 53: 361-82.

 

(1978) with J.N. Schenkein. Some sequential negotiations in conversation: Unexpanded and expanded versions of projected action sequences. Sociology, 11(1). 87-103. [Reprinted in J.N. Schenkein (Ed.) (1978) Studies in the Organization of Conversational Interaction. New York: Academic Press (pp.155-172).]

 

(1981) with John R.E. Lee. The rejection of advice: Managing the problematic convergence of a 'troubles-telling' and a 'service encounter'. Journal of Pragmatics, 5(5), 399-422. [Reprinted in Paul Drew and John Heritage (Eds.) Talk at Work. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press (1992) (pp. 521-548).]

 

 (1987) with H. Sacks and E.A. Schegloff. Notes on Laughter in the Pursuit of Intimacy. In Graham Button and John R.E. Lee (Eds.) Talk and social Organisation. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters (pp.152-205). [Expanded version  (1977) Preliminary notes on the sequential organization of laughter. Pragmatics Microfiche. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Department of Linguistics.]

 

 

 

Social Science Research Council: End of Grant Reports (1980-1981)  

 

(1980) with John R.E. Lee. On the sequential organization of troubles-talk in ordinary conversation. End of grant report to the (British) Social Science Research Council on the analysis of conversations in which 'troubles' and 'anxieties' are expressed. (Ref. HR 4802). [Awarded to G Jefferson and J.R.E. Lee, University of Manchester, Oct. 78-Sept. 30. 1980].

 

Jefferson, Gail. (1981) "Caveat Speaker": A preliminary exploration of shift-implicative recipiency in the articulation of topic. End of grant report to the (British) Social Science Research Council on the articulation of topic in conversation.

 

 

 

TILL PAPERS (1983)  (Subsequent publication indicated in grey)

 

TILL28: Two Explorations of the Organization of Overlapping Talk in Conversation:

 

Notes on Some Orderlinesses of Overlap Onset.  See (1984) Notes on some orderlinesses of overlap onset. In V. D'Urso and P. Leonardi (Eds.) Discoure analysis and natural rhetoric ((pp. 11-38). Padua, Italy: Cleup Editore.

 

 

      On a Failed Hypothesis: 'Conjunctionals' as Overlap-Vulnerable     

 

 

TILL29: On the Interactional Unpackaging of a Gloss. See (1985) On the interactional unpackaging of a 'gloss'. Language in Society, 14, 435-466.

 

 

TILL30: Two Papers on 'Transitory Recipientship'

 

Caveat Speaker: Preliminary Notes on Recipient Topic-Shift Implicature. See (1993) Caveat speaker: Preliminary notes on recipient topic-shift implicature. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 26(1), 1-30.

 

 

Notes on a systematic Deployment of the Acknowledgement tokens 'Yeah' and 'Mmhm'.  See (1985) Notes on a systematic deployment of the acknowledgement tokens 'yeah' and 'mmhm'. Papers in Linguistics, 17(2), 197-216.

 

 

TILL34:  Issues in the Transcription of Naturally-Occurring Talk: Caricature versus Capturing Pronunciational Particulars.

 

 

TILL35:  An Exercise in the Transcription and Analysis of Laughter. See (1985)  An exercise in the transcription and analysis of laughter. In T. Van Dijk (Ed.) Handbook of discourse analysis, Vol. 3: Discourse and dialogue (pp.25-34).London, UK: Academic Press.

 

 

TILL38:  Another Failed Hypothesis: Pitch/Loudness as Relevant to Overlap Resolution

 

 

TILL42:  Notes on a Possible Metric Which Provides for a 'Standard Maximum' Silence of Approximately One Second in Conversation  [Appendix]  See (1988) Notes on a possible metric which provides for a 'standard maximum' silence of approximately one second in conversation. In D. Roger and P. Bull (Eds. Conversation; An interdisciplinary pespective. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.