Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Oxford Handbook of Corpus Phonology

Edited by Jacques Durand, Ulrike Gut, and Gjert Kristoffersen

Offers the first detailed examination of corpus phonology and serves as a practical guide for researchers interested in compiling or using phonological corpora


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

The Languages of the Jews: A Sociolinguistic History

By Bernard Spolsky

A vivid commentary on Jewish survival and Jewish speech communities that will be enjoyed by the general reader, and is essential reading for students and researchers interested in the study of Middle Eastern languages, Jewish studies, and sociolinguistics.


New from Brill!

ad

Indo-European Linguistics

New Open Access journal on Indo-European Linguistics is now available!


Academic Paper


Title: Identifying Units in Interaction: Reactive tokens in Korean and English conversations
Paper URL: http://www.wisc.edu/english/rfyoung/YoungandLee.pdf
Author: Richard F Young
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.wisc.edu/english/rfyoung
Institution: University of Wisconsin Madison
Author: Jina Lee
Email: click here to access email
Institution: Sangmyung University
Linguistic Field: Discourse Analysis
Subject Language: English
Korean
Abstract: Reactive tokens are conversational resources by which a listener co-constructs a speaker's turn at talk. The resources that are available include the forms of the
reactive tokens themselves, their duration, and their placement by the listener in the current speaker's turn. The present paper is a contrastive study of the use
of these resources by Americans in English, and by Koreans in their native language and in English, and in it we show the ecological relationship between the resources that a language provides and their use in constructing active
listenership. Although previous research on English has found listeners use reactive tokens to pass up the opportunity for a full turn at talk, we show that,
in Korean, reactive tokens are often elicited by the current speaker and the listener is obligated to provide them. We present evidence that Korean bilinguals transfer some conversational resources from their native language when they take part in conversation in English.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Journal of Sociolinguistics. Vol. 8, No. 3, 2004: 380-407.
URL: http://www.wisc.edu/english/rfyoung/YoungandLee.pdf


Back
Add a new paper
Return to Academic Papers main page
Return to Directory of Linguists main page