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LINGUIST List 17.1520

Wed May 17 2006

Books: Sociolinguistics: Kurhila

Editor for this issue: Svetlana Aksenova <svetlanalinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Second Language Interaction: Kurhila

Message 1: Second Language Interaction: Kurhila
Date: 16-May-2006
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Second Language Interaction: Kurhila

Title: Second Language Interaction
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 145
Published: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=P%26bns%20145

Author: Salla Kurhila, University of Helsinki
Hardback: ISBN: 9027253889 Pages: vii, 257 Price: U.S. $ 132.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027253889 Pages: vii, 257 Price: Europe EURO 110.00

Members of divergent societies are increasingly involved in interactional
situations, both publicly and privately, where participants do not share
linguistic resources. Second language conversations have become common
everyday events in the globalized world, and an interest has evolved to
determine how interaction is conducted and understanding achieved in such
asymmetric conversations.

This book describes how mutual intelligibility is established, checked and
remedied in authentic interaction between first and second language
speakers, both in institutional and everyday situations. The study is
rooted in the interactional view on language, and it contributes to our
knowledge on interactional practices, in particular in cases where some
doubt exists about the level of intersubjectivity between the participants.
It expands the traditional research agenda of conversation analysis that is
based on the concepts of 'membership' and 'members' shared competences. By
showing in detail how speakers with restricted linguistic resources can
interact successfully and achieve the (institutional) goals of
interactions, this study also adds to our knowledge of the questions that
are central in second language research, such as when and how the
non-native speakers' 'linguistic output' is modified by themselves or by
the native speakers, or when the non-native speakers display uptake after
these modifications.

Table of contents

Introduction 1-17
Repair organisation as a means to construct understanding 19-29
Other-correction 31-89
Word search 91-151
Candidate understandings 153-217
Concluding discussion 219-232
Notes 233-238
References 239-249
Appendix: Transcription and glossing symbols 251-253
Index 255-257

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng )

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