Grammar and lexis within larger activities
Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm | The Ohio State University
Emma Betz | University of Waterloo
Peter Golato | Texas State University
Requesting, recruitment, and other ways of mobilizing others to act have garnered much interest in Conversation Analysis and Interactional Linguistics. This volume takes a holistic perspective on the practices that we use to get others to act either with us, or for us. It argues for a more explicit focus on ‘activity’ in unpacking the linguistic and embodied choices we make in designing mobilizing moves. Drawing on studies from a variety of different languages and settings, the collected studies in this volume illustrate how interactants design their turns not only for specific recipients, but also for a specific interactional situation. In doing so, speakers are able to mobilize others’ cooperation, contribution, or assistance in the most appropriate and economical ways. By focusing on ‘situation design’ across languages and settings, this volume provides new insights into the ways in which the ongoing activity, with its attendant participation structures, shapes the design, placement, and understanding of moves which mobilize others to act.
[Studies in Language and Social Interaction, 33] 2020. vi, 285 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Mobilizing others: An introductionEmma Betz, Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm and Peter Golato | pp. 1–18
Chapter 2. Requesting here-and-now actions with two imperative formats in Korean interactionStephanie Hyeri Kim and Mary Shin Kim | pp. 19–46
Chapter 3. Mobilizing for the next relevant action: Managing progressivity in card game interactionsCarmen Taleghani-Nikazm, Veronika Drake, Andrea Golato and Emma Betz | pp. 47–82
Chapter 4. Recruitments in French: Declarative statements and accompanying actions which result in offers of assistancePeter Golato | pp. 83–114
Chapter 5. Mobilizing student compliance: On the directive use of Finnish second-person declaratives and interrogatives during violin instructionMelisa Stevanovic | pp. 115–146
Chapter 6. Linguistic structures emerging in the synchronization of a Pilates classLeelo Keevallik | pp. 147–174
Chapter 7. Multimodal mechanisms for mobilizing students to give pre-structured responses in French L2 classroom interactionKirby Chazal | pp. 175–202
Chapter 8. Mobilizing others when you have little (recognizable) languageCharles Antaki, W. M. L. Finlay and Chris Walton | pp. 203–228
Chapter 9. When emergencies are not urgent: Requesting help in calls to 911 Costa RicaAlexa Bolaños-Carpio | pp. 229–252
Chapter 10. Doing more than expected: Thanking recognizes another’s agency in providing assistanceJörg Zinken, Giovanni Rossi and Vasudevi Reddy | pp. 253–278
Appendix. Glossary of transcription conventions | pp. 279–282
“This volume is focused and informative, which will be a valuable resource for researchers and scholars in Conversation Analysis, Interactional Linguistics and Pragmatics in general.”
Yu Zhang, Zhejiang University City College, in Journal of Pragmatics, 178 (2021).
“This anthology’s detailed analyses of local interactions and the interplay between language, grammar, modalities and activity are an important addition to the existing literature on the study of requests and joint projects. I especially enjoyed the richness of the sites, languages and modalities analysed across the contributions, all of which are important to gain a better understanding of the links between behaviour and meaning. [...] I am convinced that this anthology will turn out to be a must-read for all researchers and students interested in the interactional organization and practices of human social life.”
Kamilla Kraft, University of Copenhagen, in Pragmatics and Society 13:1 (2022)
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number: 2019049837 | Marc record