It is widely supposed that speakers only gesture while speaking. In this paper, we consider how participants in Norwegian conversation use gestures held beyond the end of a turn-at-talk as a way to handle issues of shared understanding. Analysis combining the techniques of conversation analysis, linguistic, phonetic and visual analysis, demonstrates how participants use and orient to such held gestures as displays of occasions where participants do not (yet) have a shared understanding. The paper discusses how understanding is explicitly brought forward in a sequence of turns, and how shared understandings are reached and marked through a combination of spoken and gestural elements. The paper emphasizes the temporal progressivity of talk, the delicate timing of speech and gesture relative to one another, and the participants’ collaboration in successfully achieving and maintaining intersubjectivity.
2019. Coordinated Collaboration and Nonverbal Social Interactions: A Formal and Functional Analysis of Gaze, Gestures, and Other Body Movements in a Contemporary Dance Improvisation Performance. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior 43:4 ► pp. 451 ff.
2020. Some interactional functions of finger pointing in signed language conversations. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 5:1
Flood, Virginia J. & Benedikt W. Harrer
2023. Kinetically-held questions: Representational gesture post-stroke holds in whole-class interactions in STEM. Linguistics and Education 75 ► pp. 101164 ff.
Floyd, Simeon, Elizabeth Manrique, Giovanni Rossi & Francisco Torreira
2016. Timing of Visual Bodily Behavior in Repair Sequences: Evidence From Three Languages. Discourse Processes 53:3 ► pp. 175 ff.
Gawne, Lauren, Chelsea Krajcik, Helene N. Andreassen, Andrea L. Berez-Kroeker & Barbara F. Kelly
2018. Decomposing Turns to Enhance Understanding by L2 Speakers. Research on Language and Social Interaction 51:4 ► pp. 398 ff.
Tegler, Helena, Ingrid Demmelmaier, Monica Blom Johansson & Niklas Norén
2020. Creating a response space in multiparty classroom settings for students using eye-gaze accessed speech-generating devices. Augmentative and Alternative Communication► pp. 1 ff.
Temer, Verónica González & Richard Ogden
2021. Non-convergent boundaries and action ascription in multimodal interaction. Open Linguistics 7:1 ► pp. 685 ff.
Wells, Kevin J.
2017. Noticing Students’ Conversations and Gestures During Group Problem-Solving in Mathematics. In Teacher Noticing: Bridging and Broadening Perspectives, Contexts, and Frameworks, ► pp. 183 ff.
2014. Bodily Mimesis and the Transition to Speech. In The Evolution of Social Communication in Primates [Interdisciplinary Evolution Research, 1], ► pp. 165 ff.
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