Selected Publications inspired by discourse analysis, conversational analysis, and ethnomethodology

(auto-biographical narrative about my interest in these matters)

2013 "Polities and politics of ongoing assessments: Evidence from video-gaming and blogging." (with G. Andrews, A. Hung, and S. Wessler).  In Discourse 2.0, Edited by D. Tannen and A. Trester, Georgetown University Round Table on Language and Linguistics series. Washington, D.C: Georgetown University Press. pp.
2007 "The Production of Difference in Interaction: On Culturing Conversation through Play" inTheoretical approaches to dialogue analysis , ed. by L. Berlin,177-197. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag. (with the collaboration of Mary Cotter )
2006 "Dr. Mom? Conversational Play and the Submergence of Professional Status in Childbirth." in Human Studies, 29, 77-105 (with Mary Cotter)
2006 "Playing with Pedagogical Authority." in Classroom authority: Theory, research, and practice, ed. by J. Pace and A. Hemmings, 63-86. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. (with James Mullooly)
1992 "Joint action on the wild side of Manhattan: Understanding the power of the cultural center on educational alternative." Anthropology and Education Quarterly (with R. Rizzo-Tolk), 23: 221-249.

1992 Ambiguous Harmony: Family Talk in America. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing Corporation.

1990 "Parents and their Children at Talk," in Conversational organization and its Development, ed. by Bruce Dorval, 239-275. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing.
1987 "Talk and Real Talk: The Voices of Silence and the Voices of Power in American Family Life," Cultural Anthropology 2: 369-394.

"Analytic Ambiguities in the Communication of Familial Power," in Power through Discourse, ed. by L. Kedar, 129-151. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing.

1984 "The Interpretation of Pronominal Paradigms: Speech Situation, Pragmatic Meaning and Cultural Structure," Semiotica 50: 221-248.
1983  "The Production of Kinds of Ethnic Discourse in the United States: American and Puerto-Rican Kinds," in The Sociogenesis of Language and Human Conduct, ed. by B. Bain, 553-68. New York: Plenum. (with F. Ruskin)

 "Language and Learning," Society 20: 70-76

American School Language: The Rhetorical Structuring of Daily Life in a Suburban High School. New York: Irvington Publishers.

1981 "Family, Language and Education: The Sociolinguistic Model of Restricted and Elaborated Codes," Social Science Information 20: 187-228. (with C. Hill)
1978  "Culture as Rhetoric: The Patterning of the Verbal Interpretation of Interaction between Teachers and Administrators in an American High School," American Ethnologist 5: 635-650.