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Changes in turn-design over interactional histories - the case of instructions in driving school lessons

  • This paper studies how the turn-design of a highly recurrent type of action changes over time. Based on a corpus of video-recordings of German driving lessons, we consider one type of instructions and analyze how the same instructional action is produced by the same speaker (the instructor) for the same addressee (the student) in consecutive trials of a learning task. We found that instructions become increasingly shorter, indexical and syntactically less complex; interactional sequences become more condensed and activities designed to secure mutual understanding become rarer. This study shows how larger temporal frameworks of interpersonal interactional histories which range beyond the interactional sequence impinge on the recipient-design of turns and the deployment of multimodal resources in situ.

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Author:Arnulf DeppermannORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Time in embodied interaction. Synchronicity and sequentiality of multimodal resources
Series (Serial Number):Pragmatics & beyond : new series (...293)
Place of publication:Amsterdam u.a.
Editor:Arnulf Deppermann, Jürgen Streeck
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2018
Date of Publication (online):2018/09/26
Tag:conversation analysis; driving lessons; interactional histories; recipient design; turn-design
GND Keyword:Fahrschule; Interaktion; Konversationsanalyse; Rezipient
First Page:293
Last Page:324
This article has been accepted for publication in the book "Time in embodied interaction. Synchronicity and sequentiality of multimodal resources" that it is under copyright by Benjamins. The publisher should be contacted for permission to re-use the material in any form.
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Pragmalinguistik / Kommunikationsforschung
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt