Chapter published in:Mobilizing Others: Grammar and lexis within larger activities
Edited by Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm, Emma Betz and Peter Golato
[Studies in Language and Social Interaction 33] 2020
► pp. 47–81
Mobilizing for the next relevant action
Managing progressivity in card game interactions
This chapter discusses three different actions speakers can employ to move between two concurrently ongoing activities, playing cards and talking. Specifically, we describe three turn formats that mobilize another participant to perform the next move in a card game: (1) turns including the discourse marker so, (2) imperatives, and (3) second-person declaratives. So-turns and imperative forms are used to resume a game put on hold, however, imperatives are only used if speakers have already shown an orientation to game resumption. In contrast, second-person declaratives are used in situations when one player is not oriented to the game but others are. In the discussion, we show that turn formats are sensitive to the multimodal context and participation framework of the interaction.
Keywords: games, gaze, German, imperatives, multimodality, progressivity, prompt, second-person declaratives, so
Published online: 13 May 2020
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