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Explaining one's self to others : reason-giving in a social context

Author: Margaret L McLaughlin; Michael J Cody; Stephen J Read
Publisher: Hillsdale, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 1992.
Series: Communication (Hillsdale, N.J.)
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret L McLaughlin; Michael J Cody; Stephen J Read
ISBN: 0805807993 9780805807998
OCLC Number: 24173756
Description: xxii, 311 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The nature of social explanations. Constructing accounts: the role of explanatory coherence / Stephen J. Read --
The use of prototypical explanations in first- and third-person accounts / Roger Lamb and Mansur Lalljee --
The study of causal explanation in natural language: analyzing reports of the Challenger disaster in The New York Times / Denis J. Hilton, Rainer H. Mathes, and Thomas R. Trabasso --
An economy of explanations / John McClure --
Lay explanations / Adrian Furnham --
A conversation approach to explanation, with emphasis on politeness and accounting / William Turnbull --
Excuses in everyday interaction / Bernard Weiner --
Explanations and social contexts. Legal fictions: telling stories and doing justice / Lance Bennett --
The account episode in close relationships / Frank D. Fincham --
Explanation as legitimation: excuse-making in organizations / Robert J. Bies and Sim B. Sitkin --
Alternative knowledge sources in explanations of racist events / Philomena Essed --
The social-interactive aspects of account-giving / Michael J. Cody and David O. Braaten --
Storytelling as collaborative reasoning: co-narratives in incest case accounts / Karin Aronsson and Claes Nilholm --
What went wrong: communicating accounts of relationship conflict / Ann L. Weber, John H. Harvey, and Terri L. Orbach --
Accounting for failure to follow advice: real reasons versus good explanations / Margaret L. McLaughlin ... [et al.].
Series Title: Communication (Hillsdale, N.J.)
Responsibility: edited by Margaret L. McLaughlin, Michael J. Cody, Stephen J. Read.
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