1 Department of Design og Kommunikation, Faculty of Humanities, SDU2 -, Department of Design og Kommunikation, Faculty of Humanities, SDU3 SDU Design, The Mads Clausen Institute, Faculty of Engineering, SDU4 -, Department of Design og Kommunikation, Faculty of Humanities, SDU
Some Conversational Events that Trigger Linguistic and Regional Membership Categorization
In continuation of recent discussions in JoP and elsewhere concerning the aptness of conversation analysis (‘‘CA’’) as a research methodology for ‘‘intercultural’’ interaction, this CA-study shows some procedures by which interactants overtly or covertly orient to regional or linguistic category membership where apparent trouble in hearing or understanding the talk are addressed (‘‘other- initiated repair’’ [Language 54 (2) (1977) 361]). These practices of membership categorizing are inferred from different kinds of structural elaborateness beyond the basic two-part repair sequence. CA is shown to provide analytic tools which are highly suitable to detecting and describing practices of membership categorizing along regional or linguistic lines both in so-called ‘‘native/native’’ and ‘‘native/nonnative’’ interaction.
Journal of Pragmatics, 2004, Vol 36, Issue 8, p. 1467-1490