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The routinization of grammar as a social action format: A longitudinal study of video-mediated interactions

  • In this article, we provide longitudinal evidence for the progressive routinization of a grammatical construction used for social coordination purposes in a highly specialized activity context: task-oriented video-mediated interactions. We focus on the methodic ways in which, over the course of 4 years, a second language speaker and initially novice to such interactions coordinates the transition between interacting with her coparticipants and consulting her own screen, which suspends talk, without creating trouble due to halts in progressivity. Initially drawing on diverse resources, she increasingly resorts to the use of a prospective alert constructed around the verb to check (e.g., “I will check”), which eventually routinizes in the lexically specific form “let me check” as a highly context- and activity-bound social action format. We discuss how such change over the participant’s video-mediated interactional history contributes to our understanding of social coordination in video-mediated interaction and of participants’ recalibrating their grammar-for-interaction while adapting to new situations, languages, or media. Data are in English.

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Author:Simona Pekarek DoehlerORCiDGND, Ufuk BalamanORCiD
Parent Title (English):Research on Language and Social Interaction: Longitudinal CA: How interactional practices change over time
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Editor:Simona Pekarek Doehler, Arnulf Deppermann
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2021
Date of Publication (online):2021/06/25
Tag:grammatical construction; social action format; social coordination; video-mediated interactions
GND Keyword:Fremdsprache; Fremdsprachenlernen; Interaktion; Längsschnittuntersuchung; Soziales Handeln; Videokonferenz
First Page:183
Last Page:202
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Linguistics-Classification:Gesprächsforschung / Gesprochene Sprache
Linguistics-Classification:Pragmalinguistik / Kommunikationsforschung
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International