LINGUIST List 14.422

Wed Feb 12 2003

Books: Discourse Analysis, Japanese: Hayashi

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  1. paul, Joint Utterance Construction in Japanese Conversation

Message 1: Joint Utterance Construction in Japanese Conversation

Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2003 14:00:17 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Joint Utterance Construction in Japanese Conversation

Title: Joint Utterance Construction in Japanese Conversation
Series Title: Studies in Discourse and Grammar 12
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Author: Makoto Hayashi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Hardback: ISBN: 158811337X, Pages: xii, 250 pp., Price: USD 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027226229, Pages: xii, 250 pp., Price: EUR 85.00

This book focuses on how participants in Japanese conversation
negotiate and achieve joint courses of action within a single turn at
talk. Using the methodology of Conversation Analysis as a central
framework, this book describes in detail the structures and procedures
used by Japanese speakers to jointly produce a coherent grammatical
unit-in-progress, and explores the range of social actions that
speakers accomplish by employing that practice. This study is part of
a larger project intended to investigate how humans achieve intricate
coordination of their behavior with that of co-participants in
everyday social encounters and how language plays a constitutive part
in making such micro-level social coordination possible. Through a
close examination of joint utterance construction in Japanese, this
book contributes to a growing body of research into the mutual
influence between the grammatical organization of language and the
organization of situated human conduct in social interaction.

Lingfield(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): Japanese (Language code: JPN)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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