Compliments and Compliment Responses

Grammatical structure and sequential organization

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This book analyzes compliments and compliment responses in naturally occurring talk-in-interaction in German. Using Conversation Analytic methodology, it views complimenting and responding to compliments as social actions which are co-produced and negotiated among interactants. This study is the first to analyze the entire complimenting sequence within the larger interactional context, thereby demonstrating the interconnectedness of sequence organization, turn-design, and (varying) function(s) of a turn. In this regard, the present study makes a novel contribution to the study of talk-in-interaction beyond German.

The book adds to existing work on interaction and grammar by closely analyzing the functions of linguistic resources used to design compliment turns and compliment responses. Here, the study extends previous Conversation Analytic work on person reference by including an analysis of inanimate object reference. Lastly, the book discusses the use and function of various particles and demonstrates how speaker alignments and misalignments are accomplished through various grammatical forms.

[Studies in Discourse and Grammar, 15]  2005.  xi, 248 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
1. Preliminaries
1–9
2. Methodology
11–25
3. Giving Compliments: The design of first compliment turns
27–84
4. Giving Compliments: Sequential embedding and function of first compliment turns
85–132
5. Compliments in Multi-Party Interactions: third parties providing second compliments
133–166
6. Compliment Responses
167–199
7. Concluding Discussion
201–212
Notes
213–226
References
227–240
Name Index
241–243
Subject Index
245–248
“Die Verfasserin legt hier eine in Methode und Analyse sehr sorgfältig durchgeführte Studie mit wertvollen neuen Ergebnisse vor, die zudem interessante Unterschiede zu Komplimenterwiderungen im Englischen aufdeckt, welche nicht zuletzt auch von Bedeutung für Fremdsprachenerwerbsforschung und -unterricht sind.”
“Compliments and Compliment Responses: Grammatical Structure and Sequential Organization is a thought-provoking research which looks at compliments and compliment responses (C&CR) from a newer, more dynamic, more sophisticated perspective. Therefore, this work will undoubtedly stimulate future research in this area. By combining finely the data collection procedure, the methodological framework and the approach to the examination of data, Golato is able to not only illustrate but also to explain the multifaceted, often covert nature of the relationship between the stucture, place and in the sequence and function of C&CR in German. The issues raised and discussed in the book are important for the study of talk-in-interaction and for the study of interactional linguistics as well as for the fields of cross-cultural communication, speech acts and foreign/second education. The language and the style of the author and the interesting and insightful examples make the book a very enjoyable read. The connectedness between the chapters and the well-rounded analysis of the material make the volume an excellent resource for all those interested in discourse and pragmatics. Hence, I recommend it in the highest possible terms.”
“[...] it certainly offers a solid model for researchers interested in conducting studies on compliments and related speech acts.”
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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