Sound Patterns in Interaction

Cross-linguistic studies from conversation

ORCID logoElizabeth Couper-Kuhlen | University of Potsdam
Cecilia E. Ford | University of Wisconsin-Madison
ISBN 9789027229731 (Eur) | EUR 130.00
ISBN 9781588115706 (USA) | USD 195.00
ISBN 9789027294999 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
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This collection of original papers by eminent phoneticians, linguists and sociologists offers the most recent findings on phonetic design in interactional discourse available in an edited collection. The chapters examine the organization of phonetic detail in relation to social actions in talk-in-interaction based on data drawn from diverse languages: Japanese, English, Finnish, and German, as well as from diverse speakers: children, fluent adults and adults with language loss. Because similar methodology is deployed for the investigation of similar conversational tasks in different languages, the collection paves the way towards a cross-linguistic phonology for conversation. The studies reported in the volume make it clear that language-specific constraints are at work in determining exactly which phonetic and prosodic resources are deployed for a given purpose and how they articulate with grammar in different cultures and speech communities.
[Typological Studies in Language, 62] 2004.  viii, 406 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Conversation and phonetics: Essential connections
Cecilia E. Ford and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen
Practices and resources for turn transition
Non-modal voice quality and turn-taking in Finnish
Richard Ogden
Prosody for making transition-relevance places in Japanese conversation: The case of turns unmarked by utterance-final objects
Hiroko Tanaka
Turn-final intonation in English
Beatrice Szczepek Reed
Prosodic resources, turn-taking and overlap in children's talk-in-interaction
Bill Wells and Juliette Corrin
Projecting and expanding turns
On some interactional and phonetic properties of increments to turns in talk-in-interaction
Gareth Walker
Prolixity as adaptation: Prosody and turn-taking in German conversation with a fluent aphasic
Peter Auer and Barbara Rönfeldt
The 'upward' staircase intonation contour in the Berlin vernacular: An example of the analysis of regionalized intonation as an interactional resource
Margret Selting
"Getting past no" : Sequence, action and sound production in the projection of no-initiated turns
Cecilia E. Ford, Barbara A. Fox and John Hellermann
Connecting actions across turns
'Repetition' repairs: The relationship of phonetic structure and sequence organization
Traci Walker
Indexing 'no news' with stylization in Finnish
Richard Ogden, Auli Hakulinen and Liisa Tainio
Prosody and sequence organization in English conversation: The case of new beginnings
Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen
Getting back to prior talk: and-uh (m) as a back-connecting device in British and American English
John Local
“Sound Patterns in Interaction constitutes a significant step toward expanding the scope of Conversation Analysis to include languages other than English. Aspects of sequencing which are language- or variety-specific are highlighted throughout the volume, pointing the way toward a cross-linguistic 'phonology of conversation'. Concomitantly, readers are encouraged to view linguistics and Conversation Analysis as aspects of a single disciplinary field whose aim it is to illuminate the natural symbiosis between speech sound and the social interactions in which they are used.”
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