Publication details [#57502]

Kataoka, Kuniyoshi. 2013. “We just don’t get it right!”—Multimodal competence for resolving spatial conflict in wayfinding discourse. Language & Communication 33 (4) : 404–419.
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Language as a subject
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This study concentrates on a main factor in the process of competent Japanese route description, -intersubjectivity-, which is explored in terms of the blend of spatial frames of reference (FOR) and gestural representations. These phenomena incite us to revise the skill-based, individual-directed “communicative competence” notion and to enlarge it in terms and favor of a practice-based, collaboration-directed kind of “competent communication.”