Episodes: coding and analyzing coherence in multiparty conversation
1996 (English)In: Journal of Linguistics, ISSN 0022-2267, E-ISSN 1469-7742, Vol. 34, no 4, 799-831 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Episodes in Conversatum are topically and interactionally defined. They are boundaried sequences at a structually intermediate level, that is, above the level of utterance/turn but below that of the whofe encounter and its major phases. We argue that episodes and topics are equally basic tp conversations.
The initiation of a newepisode involes, per definition, the introtiuction of something new. On the oter hand, episode initiation.! are systematically dependent on lextual and contextual resorces that speakers take as given, when - in the interaction - they guide their interlocutors into doing or talking about sornething new. This poper presents the fundamentals of a modef ofepisode structure and its relations to contextual resources. It also outlines a method, topical episode analysis, for coding and analyzing coherence in terms of episode structure in (especially mu!tiparty) conversation.
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1996. Vol. 34, no 4, 799-831 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12872DOI: 10.1515/ling.1918.104.22.1689OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-12872DiVA: diva2:17254