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Schegloff, E. A. (2007). A Tutorial on Membership Categorization. Journal of Pragmatics, 39, 462-482
After setting Sacks’ work on membership categorization in its historical and analytical
context, and suggesting some ways of reading the original texts, I sketch the major components of membership categorization devices (MCDs) – collections of categories and rules of application, and then the categories themselves and their features. These discussions lead to some consequences for research practice – both for social science generally and for conversation- analytic practice in particular, and to an initial treatment of some problems that arise in advancing this line of conversation-analytic research.