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Calibration in directive/response sequences in family interaction
Department of anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, United States of America.
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Child Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4580-3002
2013 (English)In: Journal of Pragmatics, ISSN 0378-2166, Vol. 46, 122-138 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the context of parent–child interaction we examine the syntactic, prosodic and embodied shape of directive response sequences used to launch, choreograph, monitor, and stall the ongoing progress of a routine communicative project (Linell, 1998) occurring across temporal and spatial dimensions. We explore directive/response usage in the goal-oriented routine activity (Weisner, 1998) of getting children ready for bed, a temporally anchored project that involves the movement of bodies through social space and transitions from one activity to another (Cekaite, 2010; M.H. Goodwin, 2006a and Goodwin, 2006b). Dialogic and embodied characteristics of social action and accountability are demonstrated (1) through alternative grammatical formats for directives (declaratives, imperatives, interrogatives (formatted as noun phrases produced with rising intonation)) (2) as well as through the systematic ways in which participants overlay action within directive sequences with alternative forms of affect, touch, and mobility.

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Elsevier, 2013. Vol. 46, 122-138 p.
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Directive response trajectories, Multimodality, Communicative project, Haptics, alibration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-88725DOI: 10.1016/j.pragma.2012.07.008ISI: 000315071000007OAI: diva2:605692
Available from: 2013-02-14 Created: 2013-02-14 Last updated: 2015-06-02

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