Japanese Conversation

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780893915094
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1989
  • Series: Advances in Discourse Processes Series , #35
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Background

Self-Contextualization in Conversational Interaction

Goals and Organization

DATA

The Type of Data Analyzed

Data Sources for Conversation Analysis

Procedures for Data Collection

Preparation of Data

THE LANGUAGE OF CONVERSATION

Spoken and Written Language

Fragmentation of Talk

Final Particles

Fillers

Ellipses

Postponing

Verb Morphology

Sentence-Final Forms

Insertion of Metacommunicational Remarks

Propositional Twisting

Cocreation of an Utterance

Questions as a Conversation Elicitor

Rhythmic Ensemble

CONVERSATIONAL STRUCTURE

Interactional Thematic Structure in Conversation

Background

Functional Sentence Perspective and Danes's Theme Progression Patterns

Theme, Thematic Fields and Thematic-Turns. Thematic Progression in Conversational Interaction

Strategies for the Thematic Manipulation in Conversation

Causal Narratives in Conversation

Background

Structure of the Causal Narrative

Across the Narrative and the Conversational Discourse

The Story Recipient as Co-author

Conclusions

INTERACTIONAL MANAGEMENT IN CONVERSATION

Turn-Taking Strategy, Syntactic Information and The Global Context

Background. Review of Previous Studies

Defining the Turn Unit. Identification of Turn-Yielding Signals

The System of Turn Taking

Hypotheses Relevant to the Proposed Turn-taking System

Discussion and Interpretation of Data

Significance of Rule Noncompliance

BACK-CHANNEL BEHAVIOR

Background

Defining and Identifying Back-channel Behavior

Frequency and Function of Turn-internal Listener Back Channel

Discourse Context of Back Channel

Conclusions

HEAD MOVEMENT AS A NONVERBALSIGN

Background

Exploring Functions of Head Movement in the Turn-taking Context

Frequencies of Head Movement

Conclusions

VARIABILITY IN CONVERSATION

CONVERSATION MANAGEMENT IN CONTRAST

Background

Earlier Contrastive Analysis

Toward Contrastive Conversation Analysis

On the "Equivalence" for Contrast

Casual Conversation in the United States

Some Aspects of Contrastive Conversation Analysis between Japanese and American English

Conclusions

Conversational Variablilty and Social Conceptualization

Background

Conversational Variability

Cognitive and Social Undercurrent for Conversational Variability

Self-Contextualization in Language, Language Use and Society

Implications for Intercultural Communication

Epilogue

Concluding Remarks

Appendices

References

Author Index

Subject Index

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