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Turn-design at turn-beginnings : multimodal resources to deal with tasks of turn-construction in German

  • Based on German speaking data from various activity types, the range of multimodal resources used to construct turn-beginnings is reviewed. It is claimed that participants in talk-in-interaction need to deal with four tasks in order to construct a turn which precisely fits the interactional moment of its production: 1. Achieve joint orientation: The accomplishment of the socio-spatial prerequisites necessary for producing a turn which is to become part of the participants’ common ground. 2. Display uptake: Next speaker needs to display his/her understanding of the interaction so far as the backdrop on which the production of the upcoming turn is based. 3. Deal with projections from prior talk: The speaker has to deal with projections which have been established by (the) previous turn(s) with respect to the upcoming turn. 4. Project properties of turn-in-progress: The speaker needs to orient the recipient to properties of the turn s/he is about to produce. Turn-design thus can be seen to be informed by tasks related to the multimodal, embodied, and interactive contingencies of online-construction of turns. The four tasks are ordered in terms of prior tasks providing the prerequisite for accomplishing a later task.

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Author:Arnulf DeppermannORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Journal of pragmatics : an interdisciplinary journal of language studies
Place of publication:Amsterdam
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2013
Tag:Konversationsanalyse; Sprecherwechsel
Multimodal interaction; Projection; Turn construction; Turn-beginnings; Understanding in interaction
GND Keyword:Deutsch
First Page:91
Last Page:121
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 420 Englisch
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch
BDSL-Classification:Sprache im 20. Jahrhundert. Gegenwartssprache
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Gesprächsforschung / Gesprochene Sprache
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (German):Es gilt das UrhG