Books and Articles


J. Heritage & D.W. Maynard, Communication in Medical care: Interaction between Primary Care Physicians and Patients. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

D.W. Maynard, Bad News Good News: Conversational Order in Everyday Talk and Clinical Settings. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

D.W. Maynard, H. Houtkoop, N.C. Schaeffer, & H. van der Zouwen (eds.), Standardization and Tacit Knowledge: Interaction and Practice in the Survey Interview. New York: Wiley Interscience, 2002

D. W. Maynard, Inside Plea Bargaining: The Language of Negotiation. New York: Plenum, 1984

Selected Articles (available in .pdf format; email me for others)

D.W Maynard, Jeremy Freese, and Nora Cate Schaeffer. 2010. Calling for Participation: Requests, Blocking Moves, and Rational (Inter)action in Survey Introductions. American Sociological Review 75:791-814. (Abstract only)

D. W. Maynard. 2009. Demur, Defer, and Deter: Concrete Actual Practices for Negotiation in Interaction. Negotiation Journal 26:125-143.

D.W. Maynard & Pamela L. Hudak. 2008. Small Talk, High States: Interactional Disattentiveness in the Context of Prosocial Doctor-Patient Interaction. Language in Society 37:661-687.

D. W. Maynard. 2006. Cognition on the Ground. Discourse Studies 8:105-115

D. W. Maynard and Nora Cate Schaeffer. 2006. Standardization-in-Interaction: The Survey Interview. Pp. 9-27 in Paul Drew, Geoff Raymond, and Darin Weinberg (eds.) Talk and Interaction in Social Research Methods. London: Sage.

D.W. Maynard and Richard M. Frankel. 2006. On the Edge of Rationality in Primary Care Medicine: Bad News, Good News, and Uncertainty.  In J. Heritage and D. W. Maynard (eds.) Communication in Medical Care: Communication between Primary Care Physicians and Patients.. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

John Heritage and D.W. Maynard. 2006. Problems and Prospects in the Study of Physician-Patient Interaction: 30 Years of Research. Annual Review of Sociology 32:351-74.

D.W. Maynard. 2005. Social Actions, Gestalt Coherence, and Designations of Disability: Lessons from and about Autism. Social Problems 52:499-529.

D.W. Maynard. 2005. Does It Mean I’m Gonna Die? On Meaning Asssessment in the Delivery of Diagnostic News. Social Science & Medicine 62:1902-1916

D.W. Maynard and John Heritage. 2005. Conversation Analysis, Doctor-Patient Interaction and Medical Communication. Medical Education 39:428-435.

D.W. Maynard. 2004. On Predicating a Diagnosis as an Attribute of a Person. Discourse Studies 6:53-76.

D.W. Maynard and Steven E. Clayman. 2003. Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis. Pp. 173-202 in L. Reynolds and N. Herman-Kinney (eds.) Handbook of Symbolic Interactionism. Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press.

D.W. Maynard and Ansii Peräkylä. 2003 Language and Social Interaction. Pp. 233-258 in John DeLamater (ed.) Handbook of Social Psychology. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.

D.W. Maynard and Nora Cate Schaeffer. 2002. Refusal Conversion and Tailoring. Pp. 219-240 in D.W. Maynard, H. Houtkoop-Steenstra, N.C. Schaeffer, and H. van der Zouwen (eds.)  Standardization and Tacit Knowledge: Interaction and Practice in the Survey Interview. New York: Wiley Interscience.

Danielle Lavin and D.W. Maynard. 2001. Standardization vs. Rapport: Respondent Laughter and Interviewer Reaction During Telephone Surveys.  American Sociological Review 66:453-79.

D.W. Maynard and Nora Cate Schaeffer. 2000. Toward a Sociology of Social Scientific Knowledge: Survey Research and Ethnomethodology’s Asymmetric Alternates. Social Studies of Science 30:323-370.

Jeremy Freese and D.W. Maynard. 1998. Prosodic Features of Bad News and Good News in Conversation. Language in Society 27:195-219.

Karen Lutfey and D.W. Maynard. 1998. Bad News in Oncology: How Doctor and Patient Talk about Death and Dying Without Using Those Words. Social Psychology Quarterly 31:301-320.

D.W. Maynard. 1997. The News Delivery Sequence: Bad News and Good News in Conversational Interaction. Research on Language and Social Interaction 30:93-130.

D.W. Maynard and Nora Cate Schaeffer. 1997. Keeping the Gate: Declinations to Participate in the Survey Interview.  Sociological Methods and Research 26:34-79.

Anne Marie Kinnell and D.W. Maynard. 1996. The Delivery and Receipt of Safer Sex Advice in Pre-test Counseling Sessions for HIV and AIDS.  Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 35:405-437.

D.W. Maynard. 1996. Introduction of Harold Garfinkel for the Cooley-Mead Award. Social Psychology Quarterly 59:1-4.

D.W. Maynard. 1996. On ‘Realization’ in Everyday Life: The Forecasting of Bad News as a Social Relation. American Sociological Review 61:109-131.

Virginia Teas Gill and D.W. Maynard. 1995. On 'Labeling' in Actual Interaction: Delivering and Receiving Diagnoses of Developmental Disabilities. Social Problems 42:11-37.

D.W. Maynard and John Manzo. 1993. On the Sociology of Justice: Theoretical Notes from an Actual Jury Deliberation. Sociological Theory 11:171-193.

D.W. Maynard and Courtney L. Marlaire. 1992. Good Reasons for Bad Testing Performance:  The Interactional Substrate of Educational Testing. Qualitative Sociology 15:177-202.

D.W. Maynard. 1991. Interaction and Asymmetry in Clinical Discourse.  American Journal of Sociology 97:448-95.

D.W. Maynard. 1991. Goffman, Garfinkel and Games.  Sociological Theory 9:277-279.

D.W. Maynard and Steven E. Clayman. 1991. The Diversity of Ethnomethodology. Annual Review of Sociology 17:385-418.  Palo Alto:  Annual Reviews, Inc.

Courtney L. Marlaire and D.W. Maynard. 1990. Standardized Testing as an Interactional Phenomenon.  Sociology of Education 63:83-101.

D.W. Maynard. 1989. Notes on the Delivery and Reception of Diagnostic News Regarding Mental Disabilities.  Pp. 54-67 in David Helm, Tim Anderson, Albert J. Meehan, and Anne Rawls (eds.), Interactional Order: New Directions in the Study of Social Order.  New York:  Irvington Press. D.W. Maynard. 1988. Language, Interaction, and Social Problems.  Social Problems 35:101-124.

D.W. Maynard. 1989. On the Ethnography and Analysis of Discourse in Institutional Settings.  Pp. 127-146 in James A. Holstein and Gale Miller (eds.) New Perspectives on Social Problems.  Greenwich, Conn.:  JAI Press.

D.W. Maynard. 1989. Perspective-Display Sequences in Conversation. Western Journal of Speech Communication 53:91-113.

D.W. Maynard. 1988. On Narratives and Narrative Structure in Plea Bargaining.  Law and Society Review 22:101-133. 

D.W. Maynard. 1987. Language and Social Interaction.  Editor's introduction to special issue of Social Psychology Quarterly 50:v-vi.

D.W. Maynard. 1986. Offering and Soliciting Collaboration in Multi-Party Disputes Among Children (and Other Humans).  Human Studies 9:261-285.

D. W. Maynard. 1985. On the Functions of Social Conflict Among Children. American Sociological Review 50:207-223.

D. W. Maynard and Don H. Zimmerman. 1984. Topical Talk, Ritual, and the Social Organization of Relationships.  Social Psychology Quarterly 47(4):301-316.

D. W. Maynard. 1982. Person-descriptions in Plea Bargaining.  Semiotica 42(2/4):195-213.

D.W. Maynard. 1982. Aspects of Sequential Organization in Plea Bargaining Discourse.  Human Studies 5:319-344.

D.W. Maynard. 1980. Placement of Topic Changes in Conversation, Semiotica 3/4:263-290.

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