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Multi-unit turns that begin with a resaying of a prior speaker's turn

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posted on 31.03.2021, 02:27 by K Skogmyr Marian, T Malabarba, Ann Weatherall
© 2021 The Authors This study examines the interactional workings of multi-unit turns that have an initial turn-constructional unit that re-says the immediately prior single-unit turn produced by another speaker. Based on cases in English, Portuguese, and French, our analysis shows that resayings do confirming and also 1) index the speaker's rights over the propositional component of the words, and 2) support the extension of the turn. In addition to confirming, resayings thus claim rights to what has been said and demonstrate an entitlement to say more. The resayings thereby have both a retrospective and prospective function, the latter being closely related to turn-taking management. Our findings contribute to the existing literature on other-repeats by considering what these do in a multi-unit turn environment.

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Skogmyr Marian, K., Malabarba, T. & Weatherall, A. (2021). Multi-unit turns that begin with a resaying of a prior speaker's turn. Language and Communication, 78, 77-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.langcom.2021.01.004

Journal title

Language and Communication

Volume

78

Publication date

01/05/2021

Pagination

77-87

Publisher

Elsevier BV

Publication status

Accepted

ISSN

0271-5309

Language

en

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