Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-23553
Title: Ratifying and rejecting listener assessments in the course of multi-unit turns
Author(s): Norrick, Neal R.
Other involved persons: Gerhardt, Cornelia
Language: English
Year of Publication: 2009
OPUS Source: SWPL. - 3.2009, p. 1-20
SWD key words: Konversation
Free key words: Hörersignale
listener responses
multi-unit turns
DDC notations: 400 Language, linguistics
Publikation type: Report
Abstract: This article investigates the effects listener assessments can have on the course of a multi-unit turn. Specifically, listener assessments can elicit responses from the primary speaker and thus generate talk in their own right. The primary speaker may orient to the content of listener assessments and respond to them in various (positive or negative) ways, suspending the multi-unit turn in progress to comment or altering the direction of the turn. Shared assessments can lead to higher involvement and increased rapport with consequences for subsequent interaction between the participants. Rejections of listener assessments are much less frequent than ratifications: rejection of a listener assessment expresses the teller's refusal to have it count as part of the overall evaluation of the multi-unit turn in progress.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-33954
Date of registration: 10-Nov-2010
Faculty: P - Philosophische Fakultät
Department: P - Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Anglophone Kulturen
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Saarland Working Papers in Linguistics (SWPL)

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