K.K. Luke

K.K. Luke

List of John Benjamins publications for which K.K. Luke plays a role.

Book series



The Joint Production of Conversational Turns

Edited by K.K. Luke and Mei Fang

Special issue of Chinese Language and Discourse 12:1 (2021) v, 134 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Sino-Tibetan languages | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Sino-Tibetan languages | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology


Since Harvey Sacks’ early observations on collaborative sentence-making, the joint production of turns has become a topic of abiding interest amongst conversation analysts. This paper offers a thematic review of the literature by looking into a number of issues surrounding joint productions,… read more | Article
Luke, K.K. 2016. Storytelling in multiple contexts. Conversation Analysis in Chinese, Thompson, Sandra A. and Ruey-Jiuan Regina Wu (eds.), pp. 297–340
Since Sacks’ pioneering work in the 1970s, storytelling has become a favourite topic of research within conversation analysis. Scholars have examined storytelling from the point of view of sequential organization (Jefferson 1978), participation organization (Goodwin 1984), story co-telling (Duranti… read more | Article
Conversational repair has been studied for its organizational features, relationship with syntax, and interactional functions. This paper focuses on one particular type of same-turn self-repair, namely, insertions. Examining in detail a collection of insertions culled from a corpus of naturally… read more | Article
Luke, K.K. and Wei Zhang. 2007. Retrospective turn continuations in Mandarin Chinese conversation. Turn continuation in cross-linguistic perspective, Couper-Kuhlen, Elizabeth and Tsuyoshi Ono (eds.), pp. 605–635
How the status of further talk past the point of a turn’s possible completion should be described, and what functions different kinds of turn continuation might serve – these are questions that have engaged many scholars since Sacks, Schegloff and Jefferson’s turn-taking model (1974). In this… read more | Article
Luke, K.K. and Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou. 2002. Studying telephone calls: Beginnings,developments,and perspectives. Telephone Calls: Unity and diversity in conversational structure across languages and cultures, Luke, K.K. and Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou (eds.), pp. 3–21
The serial verb construction (SVC) is a productive syntactic phenomenon in many Asian and African languages and has been the subject of various studies. Many of these studies are, however, mainly based on data from the individual Asian and African languages or language groups (e.g. Jayaseelan 1996… read more | Article
Luke, K.K. and Jack C. Richards. 1982. English in Hong Kong: Functions and status. English World-Wide 3:1, pp. 47–64