Publication details

Interaction in spoken discourse



Year of publication 2006
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Discourse and Interaction 2, Sborník prací Pedagogické fakulty MU, Sv. 198, Řada cizích jazyků č.7, Povolná R., Dontcheva-Navrátilova, O. (eds)
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Field Linguistics
Keywords spoken discourse - interaction - coherence - interpretation - interactive discourse items
Description The present paper endeavours to contribute to the study of interactive discourse items (D-items) which are typically used in spoken discourse and which, owing to their different pragmatic functions, organize discourse and enhance interaction. Based on the comparison of three different genres of spoken English, the author takes into consideration and illustrates the degree to which some interactive D-items facilitate the current hearer's understanding and interpretation of what is being communicated, thus contributing to the smooth flow of interaction and the establishment of coherence, which is viewed as a result of an ongoing process of "negotiation" of meaning between participants in spoken interaction.

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