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Accountability in Social Interaction

Jeffrey D. Robinson


Within the study of language and social interaction, in which this book is situated, the concept of “accountability”—including related concepts, such as “account” or “motive,” “accounting,” and “being accountable”—has been of longstanding interest in terms of how interactants in both ordinary and organizational contexts manage their image or reputation, as well as how they achieve mutual understanding. However, these concepts are polysemous, with different senses being rather dramatic, such as accountability as “moral responsibility” and accountability as “intelligibility.” Even today this fac ... More

Keywords: accountability, conversation analysis, reputation, moral responsibility, intersubjectivity, action

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190210557
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210557.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey D. Robinson, editor
Professor and Chair, Department of Communication, Portland State University

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1Accountability and Trouble

3 Defending Solidarity

Douglas W. Maynard

4 Delicate Matters

Jenny Mandelbaum

2 Accountability, Stance, and Status

3 The Accountability of Action

8 Increments

Emanuel A. Schegloff

11 The Omnirelevance of Accountability

Chase Wesley Raymond and Tanya Stivers

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