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Syntactic and Prosodic Practices for Cohesion in Series of Three-Part Sequences in Classroom Talk
Research on Language and Social Interaction (2005)
  • John Hellermann, Portland State University
Abstract
Starting from the perspective that social order is locally coconstructed through talk-in-interaction, in this article, I investigate sequential, syntactic, and prosodic practices as locally instantiated interactive resources in the coconstruction of cohesive series of consecutive 3-part sequences of talk. Methods for analysis are drawn from conversation analysis and acoustic phonetics to present a holistic account of syntactic, prosodic, and written resources-a grammar of interaction (Ochs, Schegloff, & Thompson, 1996)-in the talk of participants in high school classrooms. This coordination of resources results in interactionally defined segments of activity.
Publication Date
June, 2005
Citation Information
John Hellermann. "Syntactic and Prosodic Practices for Cohesion in Series of Three-Part Sequences in Classroom Talk" Research on Language and Social Interaction Vol. 38 Iss. 1 (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_hellermann/13/