Episode 10 - Emotion at Work in Everyday Talk


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This podcast is about sharing ideas, insights, research and experiences around emotion in the workplace. Since I decided to start the podcast I wanted to get this guest on the series. She is the co-author of one of my most thumbed book (details below) and someone I have interacted with on Twitter for a while. How we interact is a fascinating thing to me and in this episode on Everyday Talk we get into:

    Does emotion shape talk or does talk shape emotion? Pragmatic Markers - how speakers indicate things to each other, e.g. turn taking Politeness rules - the ways we adapt communication to be considerate of others The floor - what you have when speaking News announcements - when people share new in talk Face - parts of yout identity that you negotiate in interaction Turn taking - how conversation passes from one to another Repairs - when you fix misunderstandings in talk Deception - how we can deceive in talk Stance - the ways people involved in interaction indicate their thoughts and feelings on things

Some references:

'Face wants' by Brown and Levinson


News announcements (and pre-announcements)


Harvey Saks 'Everyone must lie'


Everyday Talk by Karen Tracy and Jessica Robles




Liz Stokoe, CARM:


Chuck Goodwin (great for more on stance):

2007 Participation, Stance, and Affect in the Organization of Activities. Discourse and Society, 18(1). pp. 53-73.

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