Article published in:Prosody in Interaction
Edited by Dagmar Barth-Weingarten, Elisabeth Reber and Margret Selting
[Studies in Discourse and Grammar 23] 2010
► pp. 81–104
Prosodic constructions in making complaints
What sorts of actions have phonetic exponents? Turn-taking and stance-marking can be handled phonetically: discontinuity (e.g. Couper-Kuhlen 2004a); prosodic stylisation (e.g. Ogden et al. 2004); and-uhm constructions (Local 2003); the use of ‘upgrading’ and ‘downgrading’ to mark types of agreement (Ogden 2006). Here I consider the linguistic construction of complaints based on a collection of complaints about third parties (Drew and Walker 2008). Two turn formats convey complaints. One format is designed to receive an affiliative response; the other is designed to close down a sequence. These turn types are phonetically distinct. Complaints are analysed as constructions: units of linguistic organisation that unite elements of linguistic form (including phonetics) with elements of meaning, including seeking affiliation and sequence management.
Published online: 22 December 2010
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