Young children's embodied pursuits of a response to their initial assessments

Keel, Sara. (2015) Young children's embodied pursuits of a response to their initial assessments. Journal of pragmatics, 75. pp. 1-24.

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This paper is part of a larger study that looks at the interactive competences young children (2-3 years) deploy in everyday family life. Based on an audiovisual corpus of naturally occurring parent child interactions, it offers a multimodal analysis of the ways children produce assessments, and how they repeat them if a (satisfactory) response from the recipient is not (immediately) forthcoming. The detailed examination of ten fragments shows that the immediate interactive context provides small children with essential resources for locating recipients' possible problems in responding to their initial assessments, and organizing their pursuit of a response accordingly. When producing assessments within everyday interactions, children treat them as fundamentally social activities that make a response from the recipient relevant instead of dealing with them as mere expressions of their private stance toward an object, an activity or an experience.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Französische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > Französische und Allgemeine Linguistik (Mondada)
UniBasel Contributors:Keel, Sara
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:25 Mar 2019 15:46
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