The social organization of assistance in multilingual interaction in Swedish residential care

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies en
dc.contributor.author Jansson, Gunilla
dc.contributor.author Plejert, Charlotta
dc.contributor.author Lindholm, Camilla
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-19T15:21:02Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-19T15:21:02Z
dc.date.issued 2019-02-01
dc.identifier.citation Jansson , G , Plejert , C & Lindholm , C 2019 , ' The social organization of assistance in multilingual interaction in Swedish residential care ' , Discourse Studies , vol. 21 , no. 1 , pp. 67-94 . https://doi.org/10.1177/1461445618814040 en
dc.identifier.issn 1461-4456
dc.identifier.other PURE: 120442735
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 9dd4f337-b92a-4720-8501-69d3e7c2abc9
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-9220-5414/work/52692022
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000457491200004
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85059018231
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/308633
dc.description.abstract In this article, we explore the organization of assistance in multilingual interaction in Swedish residential care. The data that form the basis for the study cover care encounters involving three residents with a language background other than Swedish, totalling 13 hours and 14 minutes of video documentation. The empirical data consists of a collection of 134 instances where residents seek assistance with the realization of a practical action. For this article, three examples that involve the manipulation of an object have been selected for analysis. We use the concept of ‘recruitment’ to encompass the various methods by which assistance is sought in the care encounter. In the first example, the need for assistance concerns the transfer of an object that is recognizable and physically available for both participants. This, in combination with the resident’s gestural work that pinpoints the description of the action, facilitates its realization. In the second and third examples, the realization of the action becomes more difficult because the object involved is not recognizable for the caregiver. The article highlights the collaborative ways in which residents manage to support their talk through bodily practices, and the strong and empathetic engagement with which caregivers become involved in interpreting the meaning of these practices. Finally, we discuss the implications of our findings for care provision in multilingual circumstances. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject 6121 Languages en
dc.title The social organization of assistance in multilingual interaction in Swedish residential care en
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1177/1461445618814040
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