The interdependence of bodily demonstrations and clausal syntax
2013 (English)In: Research on Language and Social Interaction, ISSN 0835-1813, E-ISSN 1532-7973, Vol. 46, no 1, 1-21 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Units in interaction are emergent real-time phenomena that can be accomplished by the coordinated deployment of language and the body. Focusing mostly on data from dance classes, this study looks at how incomplete syntax projects a continuation realized by the body, and systematically accounts for clausal syntax that can incorporate an embodied demonstration. It is argued that the classic list of types of turn-constructional units by Sacks et al. (1974) needs to be expanded with a syntactic-bodily one, and that the syntax of embodied demonstrations has to be included in the grammatical description of language.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2013. Vol. 46, no 1, 1-21 p.
interaction, dance instruction, interactional linguistics, linguistic units, embodiment, demonstrations, grammar
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-87139DOI: 10.1080/08351813.2013.753710ISI: 000322633100001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-87139DiVA: diva2:585602
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FunderRiksbankens Jubileumsfond, LS10-1238:1