Joint Utterance Construction in Japanese Conversation

| University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
ISBN 9789027226228 (Eur) | EUR 110.00
ISBN 9781588113375 (USA) | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027296146 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
This book focuses on how participants in Japanese conversation negotiate and achieve joint courses of action within a single turn at talk. Using the methodology of Conversation Analysis as a central framework, this book describes in detail the structures and procedures used by Japanese speakers to jointly produce a coherent grammatical unit-in-progress, and explores the range of social actions that speakers accomplish by employing that practice. This study is part of a larger project intended to investigate how humans achieve intricate coordination of their behavior with that of co-participants in everyday social encounters and how language plays a constitutive part in making such micro-level social coordination possible. Through a close examination of joint utterance construction in Japanese, this book contributes to a growing body of research into the mutual influence between the grammatical organization of language and the organization of situated human conduct in social interaction.
[Studies in Discourse and Grammar, 12]  2003.  xii, 249 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Table of contents


1. Introduction
2. Preliminaries

3. Activity, participation, and joint utterance construction


4. Grammar and opportunities for joint turn construction


5. Language and the body as resources for socially coordinated participation in situated activities


6. Postposition-initiated utterances

: An interactional account of a grammatical practice

7. Conclusion

Name index
Subject index
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2002034191