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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
Place of publication:Amsterdam
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2013
Date of Publication (online):2019/05/06
Tag:Multimodal interaction; Projection; Turn construction; Turn-beginnings; Understanding in interaction
GND Keyword:Deutsch; Konversationsanalyse; Multimodalität; Pragmatik; Sprecherwechsel
First Page:91
Last Page:121
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Pragmalinguistik / Kommunikationsforschung
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International