Elwys De Stefani

List of John Benjamins publications for which Elwys De Stefani plays a role.


Subjects Discourse studies | Functional linguistics | Pragmatics | Romance linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Calabria, Virginia and Elwys De Stefani 2024 E anche -prefaced other-expansions in multi-person interaction: On the interrelationship of syntax and mutual gazeNew Perspectives in Interactional Linguistic Research, Selting, Margret and Dagmar Barth-Weingarten (eds.), pp. 160–184 | Chapter
This chapter investigates a practice used in Italian talk-in-interaction, whereby a speaker self-selects and expands the prior speaker’s talk with a grammatically dependent turn prefaced by e anche ‘and also’. The practice is used either to affiliate or disaffiliate with prior talk, and occurs… read more
Speakers of Italian have at their disposal a variety of phrasal and clausal resources for questioning meaning, among which is the format che cosa vuol dire X? (‘what does X mean?’). Likewise, recent studies on English and German about similar resources have shown that speakers use them to… read more
Deppermann, Arnulf and Elwys De Stefani 2024 Meaning in interaction: Meaning in interactionInteractional Linguistics: Online-First Articles | Introduction
This editorial to the Special Issue on “Meaning in Interaction” introduces to the approach of Interactional Semantics, which has been developed over the last years within the framework of Interactional Linguistics. It discusses how “meaning” is understood and approached in this framework and… read more
De Stefani, Elwys and Lorenza Mondada 2021 Chapter 10. A resource for action transition: OKAY and its embodied and material habitatOKAY across Languages: Toward a comparative approach to its use in talk-in-interaction, Betz, Emma, Arnulf Deppermann, Lorenza Mondada and Marja-Leena Sorjonen (eds.), pp. 302–336 | Chapter
This chapter examines French oké and Italian occhei as resources with which interactants manage transitions from one course of action to another. It analyzes different kinds of institutional interactions, such as work meetings, political assemblies, and guided visits in French and Italian. In… read more
De Stefani, Elwys 2020 Chapter 2. Nel senso (che) in Italian conversation: Turn-taking, turn-maintaining and turn-yieldingEmergent Syntax for Conversation: Clausal patterns and the organization of action, Maschler, Yael, Simona Pekarek Doehler, Jan Lindström and Leelo Keevallik (eds.), pp. 25–54 | Chapter
This chapter examines nel senso (che) ‘in the sense (that)’ in present-day conversational Italian. Speakers can use the resource to start a turn, to extend a turn-in-progress, or to yield a turn to a next speaker. In TCU-beginnings, it is describable as a projector construction, allowing speakers… read more
De Stefani, Elwys and Lorenza Mondada 2017 Chapter 6. Who’s the expert? Negotiating competence and authority in guided toursIdentity Struggles: Evidence from workplaces around the world, Van De Mieroop, Dorien and Stephanie Schnurr (eds.), pp. 95–124 | Chapter
Guided tours are a “perspicuous setting” (Garfinkel & Wieder 1992) both for the study of asymmetries in professional contexts of interaction as well as for the analysis of how participants negotiate identities, categories and expertise. At first glance, the categorial distinction… read more
In this article, we set out to examine how participants organize their note-taking while engaged in multiparty interaction. We first describe the collective display of affiliation as an interactional practice that allows note-takers to identify recordables and to legitimize their writing. We then… read more
De Stefani, Elwys 2014 Establishing joint orientation towards commercial objects in a self-service store: How practices of categorisation matterInteracting with Objects: Language, materiality, and social activity, Nevile, Maurice, Pentti Haddington, Trine Heinemann and Mirka Rauniomaa (eds.), pp. 271–294 | Article
This chapter investigates how persons shopping together initiate orientation towards commercial objects that populate self-service stores. Drawing on the methods developed in conversation analysis, it discusses the actions that shoppers accomplish when introducing a ‘new’ object into their… read more
Drawing on a corpus of French radio phone-in confidential chats, this paper deals with the resources that participants recurrently employ to get back to a prior course of action following age-inquiry sequences. It might be expected that the age sequence occurs predominantly during the initial,… read more