Noun phrases in other-repetitions : Observations of Swedish talk-in-interaction

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Lindström , J , Huhtamäki , M & Londen , A A-M 2020 , Noun phrases in other-repetitions : Observations of Swedish talk-in-interaction . in T Ono & S A Thompson (eds) , The 'Noun Phrase' across Languages : An emergent unit in interaction . Typological Studies in Language , vol. 128 , John Benjamins , pp. 94-118 .

Title: Noun phrases in other-repetitions : Observations of Swedish talk-in-interaction
Author: Lindström, Jan; Huhtamäki, Martina; Londen, Agnes Anne-Marie
Other contributor: Ono, Tsuyoshi
Thompson, Sandra A.
Contributor organization: Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies
Scandinavian languages
Publisher: John Benjamins
Date: 2020-07-20
Language: eng
Number of pages: 25
Belongs to series: The 'Noun Phrase' across Languages
Belongs to series: Typological Studies in Language
ISBN: 9789027204998
Abstract: This study examines noun phrases in a specific sequential context: other-repetitions in Swedish conversation, including everyday as well as institutional interaction. Repeating the previous speaker’s words can have various interactional functions, e.g., initiating repair, indicating surprise or challenge, or registering information. Our distributional results show that the NP is the typical item in repetition turns. The original structures targeted by repetitions vary from a single NP to clausal units housing NPs. The analysis shows that the identification of the interactional function of other-repetitions builds on their sequential position, prosodic design, and contextual information. Other-repetitions serve the general function of promoting intersubjectivity and participation in conversation, and the NP is demonstrably a central vehicle for this.
Subject: 6121 Languages
Noun phrase
prosody in conversation
Interactional linguistics
Conversation analysis
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: unspecified
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: acceptedVersion
Grant number: 284595

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