Linking clauses and actions in social interaction

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Laury , R , Etelämäki , M & Couper-Kuhlen , E (eds) 2017 , Linking clauses and actions in social interaction . Studia Fennica Linguistica , vol. 20 , Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura , Helsinki .

Title: Linking clauses and actions in social interaction
Other contributor: Laury, Ritva
Etelämäki, Marja
Couper-Kuhlen, Elizabeth
Contributor organization: Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies
Publisher: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura
Date: 2017
Language: eng
Number of pages: 248
Belongs to series: Studia Fennica Linguistica
ISBN: 9789522228581
Abstract: The articles in this volume provide a state-of-the-art reflection on current thinking on the subject of linking clauses and actions in interaction. Topics treated include the linkages between verbal actions and physical actions, the linking of questions and answers in multilingual conversations and in classroom interaction, as well as the building and extension of questions in everyday conversation. Still other papers concern the linking of clauses to transform requests and offers into joint ventures, delayed completions in conversation, and quoting practices in written journalism. Most of the papers employ Conversation Analysis and Interactional Linguistics as a basic theoretical framework. This volume concerns the ways in which verbal and non-verbal actions are combined and linked in a range of contexts in everyday conversation, in institutional contexts, and in written journalism. The volume includes an introduction which, besides presenting the content of the articles, discusses terminological fundamentals such as the understanding of the terms “clause”, “action” and “linkage” and “combining” in different grammatical traditions and the ways they are conceived of here, as well as open questions collectively formulated by the contributors in planning for the volume concerning the recognition, emergence and distance of linkage, and the ways these questions are addressed in the contributions to the volume. Topics treated in the articles include combining physical actions and verbal announcements in everyday conversation, linking of verbal and nonverbal actions as well as verbal linkages between nonverbal actions by dance teachers building pedagogical activity. Other topics concern the mediation of questions through informal translating in multilingual conversation in order to organize participation, and the ways in which student requests for clarification and confirmation create learning occasions in a foreign language classroom. Still other articles concern the on-line emergence of alternative questions with the Finnish particle vai ’or’, delayed completions of unfinished turns, the transforming of requests and offers into joint ventures, and the ways in which direct quotations are created in written journalism from the original talk in the spoken interview. Most of the papers employ Conversation Analysis and Interactional Linguistics as a theoretical framework. The languages used as data are Finnish, English, Estonian, French, Brazilian Portuguese and Swedish.
Subject: 6121 Languages
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