Joint Utterance Construction in Japanese Conversation

Joint Utterance Construction in Japanese Conversation

eBook - 2003
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This book focuses on how participants in Japanese conversation negotiate and achieve joint courses of action within a single turn at talk. Using the methodology of Conversation Analysis as a central framework, this book describes in detail the structures and procedures used by Japanese speakers to jointly produce a coherent grammatical unit-in-progress, and explores the range of social actions that speakers accomplish by employing that practice. This study is part of a larger project intended to investigate how humans achieve intricate coordination of their behavior with that of co-participants in everyday social encounters and how language plays a constitutive part in making such micro-level social coordination possible. Through a close examination of joint utterance construction in Japanese, this book contributes to a growing body of research into the mutual influence between the grammatical organization of language and the organization of situated human conduct in social interaction.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., c2003.
ISBN: 158811337X
9027226229
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 249 p.) : ill.,
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK

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