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Reanimating responibility. The weź-V2 (take-V2) double imperative in Polish

  • This study analyses the use of the Polish wez- V2 (take-V2) double imperative to request here-and-now actions. The analysis is based on a collection of approximately 40 take-V2 double imperatives, which was built from a corpus of 10 hours of video recordings of everyday interactions (preparing and having meals, playing with children, etc.) taking place in the homes of Polish families. A sequential analysis of these data shows that the take-V2 construction is commonly selected in situations where the request recipient could be expected to already be attending to the relevant business (e.g., because they committed to this earlier in the interaction), but isn’t. By selecting the take-V2 format, the request speaker reanimates the recipient´s responsibility for the matter at hand.

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Author:Jörg ZinkenGND
ISBN:978 90 272 1037 1
Parent Title (English):Approaches to Slavic Interaction
Series (Serial Number):Dialogue Studies (20)
Place of publication:Amsterdam/Philadelphia
Editor:Nadine Thielemann, Peter Kosta
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2013
Date of Publication (online):2016/11/29
Tag:Conversation analysis; Double verb constructions; Imperative; Interactional sociolinguistics; Morality in interaction; Requests
GND Keyword:Imperativ; Konversationsanalyse; Polnisch
First Page:35
Last Page:61
Dieser Beitrag ist aus urheberrechtlichen Gründen nicht frei zugänglich.
Due to copyright reasons the full-text of the article is not freely accessible.
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:Nein
Licence (German):Es gilt das UrhG