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Early responses: An introduction

  • This special issue investigates early responses—responsive actions that (start to) unfold while the production of the responded-to turn and action is still under way. Although timing in human conduct has gained intense interest in research, the early production of responsive actions has so far largely remained unexplored. But what makes early responses possible? What do such responses tell us about the complex interplay between syntax, prosody, and embodied conduct? And what sorts of actions do participants accomplish by means of such early responses? By addressing these questions, the special issue seeks to offer new advances in the systematic analysis of temporal organization in interaction, contributing to broader discussions in the language and cognitive sciences as to the social coordination of human conduct. In this introductory article, we discuss the role of temporality and sequentiality in social interaction, specifically focusing on projective and anticipatory mechanisms and the interplay between multiple semiotic resources, which are crucial for making early responses possible.

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Author:Arnulf DeppermannORCiDGND, Lorenza MondadaORCiDGND, Simona Pekarek DoehlerORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Discourse Processes
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2021
Date of Publication (online):2021/02/09
Tag:anticipatory mechanism; early responses; projective mechanism; responsive action; semiotic resource; sequentiality; temporal organization
GND Keyword:Interaktion; Kognitive Linguistik; Konversationsanalyse; Prosodie; Syntax; Temporalität
First Page:293
Last Page:307
Open-Access-Finanzierung über Taylor & Francis-Konsortium (ZBW)
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Gesprächsforschung / Gesprochene Sprache
Linguistics-Classification:Psycholinguistik / Kognitive Linguistik
Program areas:P1: Interaktion
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International