Negotiation of Contingent Talk

The Japanese interactional particles ne and sa

| National University of Singapore
ISBN 9789027253804 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
ISBN 9789027294302 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
Observing naturally occurring talk-in-interaction in Japanese, this book examines how Japanese speakers segment their talk into relevant interactional units and use particles such as ne and sa to accomplish local pragmatic work. The study provides a conversation analytic, action-oriented account for the ubiquity of such particles in Japanese talk.

The study argues that such particles are important resources for Japanese speakers to negotiate and fine-tune particular conversational contingencies within the emerging sequential environment of the talk. Various examples show that prospective alignment and the negotiability of conversational next action are ever-present issues for Japanese conversationalists and are handled at the precise moment of their relevance through interlocutors’ deployment of ne and sa. This study thus adds to the literature on Japanese conversational interaction a novel understanding of particle use in its synthesis of functional linguistics and conversation analysis.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 137]  2005.  xvi, 240 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Negotiation of Contingent Talk is a well-argued, thorough, and innovative work that contributes much toward a re-viewing of particle usage in Japanese. Morita does well in both explicating her own data and linking her findings to broader issues within CA and interactional sociolinguistics.”
“Morita provides a most original analysis of how the Japanese particles ne and sa are used to explicitly mark the way in which the context of an utterance is attended to and constructed. Using actual conversations as data, she demonstrates how precise placement of these particles enables speakers to formulate the status of what is being said, their stance toward it, and to negotiate such issues with hearers in the midst of emerging utterances. This is a most original and important contribution to the analysis of how Japanese grammar and the organization of talk-in-interaction mutually shape each other.”
Cited by

Cited by 30 other publications

No author info given
2012.  In The Handbook of Conversation Analysis,  pp. 741 ff. Crossref logo
No author info given
2017.  In Involvement and Attitude in Japanese Discourse [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 272], Crossref logo
No author info given
2018.  In Directional Particles in Cantonese [Studies in Chinese Language and Discourse, 9], Crossref logo
Aoki, Ataya
2010. Rapport management in Thai and Japanese social talk during group discussions. Pragmatics. Quarterly Publication of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA) 20:3  pp. 289 ff. Crossref logo
Arita, Yuki
2021. Temporal realization of multimodally designed enactment in Japanese talk-in-interaction. Asian Languages and Linguistics 2:2  pp. 135 ff. Crossref logo
Bolden, Galina B.
2008. Reopening Russian Conversations: The Discourse Particle -to and the Negotiation of Interpersonal Accountability in Closings. Human Communication Research 34:1  pp. 99 ff. Crossref logo
Burdelski, Matthew & Emi Morita
2017.  In Children’s Knowledge-in-Interaction,  pp. 231 ff. Crossref logo
Cook, Haruko Minegishi
2011.  In The Handbook of Language Socialization,  pp. 296 ff. Crossref logo
Endo, Tomoko & Daisuke Yokomori
2020.  In Fixed Expressions [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 315],  pp. 203 ff. Crossref logo
Fasulo, Alessandra , Iris Nomikou & Joanna Nye
2021. Action bids in children with speech impairments. Research on Children and Social Interaction 5:1 Crossref logo
Favareau, Donald
2008.  In A Legacy for Living Systems [Biosemiotics, 2],  pp. 169 ff. Crossref logo
Fukuda, Chie & Matthew Burdelski
2019. Multimodal Demonstrations of Understanding of Visible, Imagined, and Tactile Objects in Guided Tours. Research on Language and Social Interaction 52:1  pp. 20 ff. Crossref logo
Furukawa, Gavin Ken
2016.  In Emotion in Multilingual Interaction [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 266],  pp. 237 ff. Crossref logo
Howard, Kathryn M.
2011.  In The Handbook of Language Socialization,  pp. 341 ff. Crossref logo
Hudson, Mutsuko Endo
2018.  In Pragmatics of Japanese [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 285],  pp. 197 ff. Crossref logo
Iwasaki, Shimako
2018.  In Time in Embodied Interaction [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 293],  pp. 69 ff. Crossref logo
Izutsu, Mitsuko Narita & Katsunobu Izutsu
2020.  In Information-Structural Perspectives on Discourse Particles [Studies in Language Companion Series, 213],  pp. 136 ff. Crossref logo
Kawashima, Michie
2017. Four Ways of Delivering Very Bad News in a Japanese Emergency Room. Research on Language and Social Interaction 50:3  pp. 307 ff. Crossref logo
2011. Acquiring Interactional Competence in a Study Abroad Context: Japanese Language Learners’ Use of the Interactional Particle ne. The Modern Language Journal 95:4  pp. 519 ff. Crossref logo
Masuda, Kyoko
2021. Discourse functions and pitch patterns of the Japanese interactional particle yo in student-professor conversation. Journal of Japanese Linguistics 37:2  pp. 229 ff. Crossref logo
Mihas, Elena
2016. Language-specific resources in talk: A study of epistemic stance coding in Alto Perené (Arawak) agreements. Discourse Studies 18:2  pp. 165 ff. Crossref logo
Morita, Emi
2008. Highlighted moves within an action: segmented talk in Japanese conversation. Discourse Studies 10:4  pp. 517 ff. Crossref logo
Nakamura, Kanae
2018.  In Pragmatics of Japanese [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 285],  pp. 99 ff. Crossref logo
Nakane, Ikuko, Chihiro Kinoshita Thomson & Satoko Tokumaru
2014. Negotiation of power and solidarity in email. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication 24:1  pp. 60 ff. Crossref logo
Obe, Rie & Hartmut Haberland
2018. Naomi Ogi, Involvement and Attitude in Japanese Discourse: Interactive Markers. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2017. Pp. xii + 232.. Nordic Journal of Linguistics 41:1  pp. 117 ff. Crossref logo
Ogi, Naomi
2012. The Interactional Function of Japanese Interactive Markers yo and sa. Linguistics and the Human Sciences 5:3 Crossref logo
Ono, Tsuyoshi, Sandra A. Thompson & Yumi Sasaki
2012. Japanese Negotiation Through Emerging Final Particles in Everyday Talk. Discourse Processes 49:3-4  pp. 243 ff. Crossref logo
Tanaka, Hiroko
2015. Action-projection in Japanese conversation: topic particles wa, mo, and tte for triggering categorization activities. Frontiers in Psychology 6 Crossref logo
TOE, Tetsuri
2012. Parent Identity in Action. Japanese Sociological Review 62:4  pp. 536 ff. Crossref logo
Zawiszová, Halina
2018.  In On ´doing friendship´ in and through talk: Exploring conversational interactions of Japanese young people, Crossref logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 20 april 2022. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.

Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2005048396 | Marc record