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Cross-linguistic investigation of projection in overlapping agreements to assertions: Stance-taking as a resource for projection

  • The human ability to anticipate upcoming behavior not only enables smooth turn transitions but also makes early responses possible, as respondents use a variety of cues that provide for early projection of the type of action that is being performed. This article examines resources for projection in interaction in three unrelated languages—Finnish, Japanese, and Mandarin—in sequences where speakers make evaluative assertions on a topic. The focus is on independently agreeing responses initiated in early overlap. Our cross-linguistic analysis reveals that while projection based on the ongoing turn-constructional unit relies on language-specific grammatical constructions, projection based on the larger context seems to be less language-dependent. A crucial finding is that in the target sequences, stances taken toward the topic already during earlier talk, as well as other structural patterns, are among the resources that recipients use for projecting how and when the ongoing turn will end.

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Author:Anna VatanenORCiD, Tomoko EndoORCiD, Daisuke YokomoriORCiD
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:mh39-104827
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/0163853X.2020.1801317
ISSN:1532-6950
Parent Title (English):Discourse Processes: Early Responses in Human Communication
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Editor:Arnulf Deppermann, Lorenza Mondada, Simona Pekarek Doehler
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2021
Date of Publication (online):2021/06/30
Reviewstate:Peer-Review
Tag:early responses
GND Keyword:Chinesisch; Finnisch; Interaktion; Interaktionsanalyse; Japanisch; Kommunikation; Konversationsanalyse
Volume:58
Issue:4
First Page:308
Last Page:327
Note:
Dieser Beitrag ist aus urheberrechtlichen Gründen nicht frei zugänglich. / Due to copyright reasons the full-text of the article is not freely accessible.
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:nein
Licence (German):Es gilt das UrhG