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Emanuel A. Schegloff, (1979), “Identification and recognition in telephone conversation openings”, In Everyday Language: Studies in Ethnomethodology (George Psathas, ed.), New York, Irvington Publishers, pp. 23–78.
In this paper Schegloff considers how parties in a telephone conversation display and achieve identification and recognition of each other, i.e., manage to show and tell who they each are and whether each knows who the other is and whether or not he is recognized by the other. The caller and the answerer are shown to produce and use, in their first utterances and turns at talk, considerable resources for accomplishing the task. Telephone conversations are particularly valuable for dealing with these issues since the speakers do not have sensory access to each other except through their voicesand speaking. Identification and recognition can be studied as these occur in the talk-audiotape recordings providing adequate access to the phenomena.