Pupils' gossip as remedial action
2003 (English)In: Discourse Studies, ISSN 1461-4456, E-ISSN 1461-7080, Vol. 5, no 1, 101-129 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article focuses on sequences of classroom talk, in which Swedish junior high-school pupils engage in reproaches of absent parties or, to use an established gloss, 'gossiping'. This kind of talk makes up a significant part of the off-task talk that pupils engage in when working in small groups. In order to initiate and participate in gossip interaction, pupils need to master sophisticated social competencies. The study focuses on these competencies and on one major function that gossip can be seen to perform for the primary gossiper: gossip as remedial action.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 5, no 1, 101-129 p.
collaboration, discourse analysis, gossip, remedial action, rhetoric, socializing practices
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-48620DOI: 10.1177/14614456030050010501OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-48620DiVA: diva2:269516