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Evidence Based Library and Information Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 490)
Information Technologies & International Development     Open Access   (Followers: 86)
Information, Communication & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 76)
Journal of Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 62)
Convergence The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Augmentative and Alternative Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
e-learning and education (eleed)     Open Access   (Followers: 40)
Communication Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
New Media and Mass Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
Journal of the Association for Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Communication, Culture & Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
New Review of Film and Television Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Medical Internet Research     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Discourse, Context & Media     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Art Design & Communication in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Canadian Journal of Communication     Partially Free   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Information & Communications Technology Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Framework : The Journal of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Journalism & Mass Communication Educator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Quarterly Review of Film and Video     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Screen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Language and Speech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Media Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journalism & Communication Monographs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Global Media and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Science Fiction Film and Television     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Science Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Human Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Communication Booknotes Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal for the History of Rhetoric     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Society, Culture & Language     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Media Ethics : Exploring Questions of Media Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Public Relations Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Quarterly Journal of Speech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Writing in Creative Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Communications of the Association for Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Computer Science and Telecommunications     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Studies in Media and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Journal of the American College of Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Communications in Mobile Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Celebrity Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Design Ecologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Global Media Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Chinese Journal of Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
MedieKultur. Journal of media and communication research     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Pragmatics and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Qualitative Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Audiology - Communication Research     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
IEICE - Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
IET Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMCCAP)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Business Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Qualitative Research Reports in Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of European Popular Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Informal Logic     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Communication & Language at Work     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Interaction Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Language and Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Fibreculture Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Islamic Manuscripts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Comedy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Electronics and Communications in Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Communication & Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
tripleC : Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Seminars in Interventional Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Information Design Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Myth & Symbol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cross-cultural Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Investigative Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Pediatric Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Technical Communication     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Information and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intelligent Information Management     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Metaverse Creativity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
China Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Radio & Audio Media     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Review of Cognitive Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Foundations and Trends® in Communications and Information Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Professional Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
The Communication Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Radio Journal : International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Asian Pacific Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Graph Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Sign Language Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Explorations in Media Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
CIC. Cuadernos de Informacion y Comunicacion     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Women's Studies in Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Global Advances in Business Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Advertising Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Radiology Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Neuroimaging Clinics of North America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Telecommunication Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Terminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Gesture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Media International Australia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Review of Pragmatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Arts & Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Medical Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Review in Electronics & Communication Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenschappen     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Location Based Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Etudes de communication     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Science China Information Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Communicatio : South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Language, Interaction and Acquisition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Sign Language & Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Kaleidoscope : A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Community Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Interactions : Studies in Communication & Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Performing Islam     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Intelligence Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of International Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
MediaTropes     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Nonprofit Communications Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Monitoring and Surveillance Technologies Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Nordicom Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Imaging Decisions MRI     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Language Problems & Language Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Northern Lights     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Research Journal of Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Área Abierta     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
MATRIZes : Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Comunicação da Universidade de São Paulo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Comunicación y Medios     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Empedocles : European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of African Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Comunicación y sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Digithum     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Middle East Media Educator     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
TELKOMNIKA (Telecommunication, Computing, Electronics and Control)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bioelectromagnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Radioelectronics and Communications Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
The Poster     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
McMaster Journal of Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Palabra Clave     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ambitos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Latina de Comunicacion Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journalistica - Tidsskrift for forskning i journalistik     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Documentación de las Ciencias de la Información     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Democratic Communiqué     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Trust Management in Computing and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
La Trama de la Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Questions de communication     Open Access  
Quaderni     Open Access  
Communication et organisation     Open Access  
Avatares de la Comunicación y la Cultura     Open Access  
La Mirada de Telemo     Open Access  
International Journal of Telework and Telecommuting Technologies     Full-text available via subscription  
Virtualidad, Educación y Ciencia     Open Access  
Revista Contracampo     Open Access  
Mediaciones Sociales     Open Access  
Historia y Comunicación Social     Open Access  
Revista Compolítica     Open Access  
Comunicació. Revista de recerca i d'anàlisi     Open Access  
Signo y Pensamiento     Open Access  
Pixel-Bit. Revista de Medios y Educacion     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Informacion     Open Access  
Ubiquity     Hybrid Journal  
Revista de Comunicación y Salud     Open Access  
Journal of Modern Periodical Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Tic & société     Open Access  

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Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders
Number of Followers: 4  
 
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ISSN (Print) 2040-5111 - ISSN (Online) 2040-512X
Published by Equinox Publishing Homepage  [44 journals]
  • 'Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders'
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      Authors: Adam Brandt, Spencer Hazel, Chris Leyland
      Pages: 189 - 194
      Keywords: Editorial ; The co-construction of pragmatic competencies in different settings

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        Authors: Lisa Vössing, Friederike Kern
        Pages: 195 - 219
        Abstract: Background: A considerable body of research has concentrated on pragmatic competencies in the context of autism spectrum disorder. In contrast to experimental settings, which usually adopt deficit-oriented perspectives of autistic people’s communicative behavior, studies using a methodological approach informed by conversation analysis (CA) also highlight pragmatic abilities, and reveal the relevance of situated context and collaborative actions with co-participants in which pragmatic competencies can be observed. Building on this strand of research, this article aims to analyze and compare specific pragmatic competencies in different settings. Method: The investigation is based on video recordings of two autistic children in family and therapy settings. The analytical process is informed by CA and multimodal interaction analysis. It focuses on sequences in which atypical pragmatic behavior occurs, and specifically on the interactional uptake of the atypical behavior by the different conversational partners. Results: The analysis suggests a link between the respective interactional setting and the interactional uptake of atypical pragmatic behavior. This is shown in the case of both autistic children. The therapists’ uptakes are explicit and critically examine the children’s atypical pragmatic behavior, thereby focusing on form, whereas the family members’ uptakes are implicit, with a focus on conversational content. These two types of uptakes have different effects on the flow of ongoing conversation: only the therapists’ uptakes lead to an interruption followed by a side sequence. Discussion/conclusion: Because of the effects that interlocutors’ uptakes have on the conversational flow, the autistic children appear pragmatically more or less competent. The results indicate that pragmatic competence should not simply be seen as a personal trait, but also as a mutually accomplished, co-constructed, and context-dependent phenomenon. This interaction-centered – in contrast to person-centered – view of pragmatic competence is accompanied by a shift of perspective in the assessment of pragmatic competencies and possible interventions.
        Keywords: Articles ; Destigmatizing disfluency

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          Authors: Christopher Pudlinski, Rachel S. Y. Chen
          Pages: 220 - 240
          Abstract: Background: Typically understood as a symptom of a speech disorder, stuttering is the verbal repetition of sounds, words, or phrases that suspend the progression of a speaker’s turn. Method: Using conversation analysis, over 180 phrasal multisyllabic stutters were found in audio recordings of peer telephone support in the United States. Results: Most phrasal stutters arise from early, within-turn indicators of potential sequential, semantic, or syntactic trouble. Typically produced with quick pacing, the stutters are varied, including the latching of sounds across words, abbreviated words, word blends, and/or unintelligible sounds. Elongated or cut-off sounds often indicate the seeming end of a stutter, with either abandonment or a typically fluent completion of a current turn occurring upon a stutter’s conclusion. Importantly, the other interactant never interrupts or completes the stutter. Discussion/conclusion: These findings contradict prior conversation analytic studies of stutters and describe stuttering as a normalized everyday action, where speakers can successfully navigate disfluency to reach eventual fluency.
          Keywords: Articles ; ‘Where are you going'’

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            Authors: Yu-Han Lin
            Pages: 241 - 267
            Abstract: Background: This study examines caregivers’ use of ‘where are you going'’ in Mandarin and Taiwanese to address residents’ wandering-related actions in routine caregiving interactions. Method: Using multimodal conversation analysis, video recordings of interactions between Taiwanese residents and caregivers from Taiwan and Vietnam are analyzed. Results: ‘Where are you going'’ accomplishes the following institutional actions: this turn signals residents’ actions as problematic; simultaneously, it aims to halt residents’ actions, draw residents’ attention, and/or hold residents accountable for their actions. Residents respond in one of four ways, suggesting their distinct understandings of the same turn: [+/– halt] and [+/– account]. The caregivers’ subsequent actions indicate their institutional orientation as caregivers. In particular, helping the residents to walk or move their bodies relies on resident–caregiver collaboration. Discussion/conclusion: This study demonstrates wandering and its management from an emic (participant-oriented) perspective and presents ‘where are you going'’ as a practical non-pharmacological intervention.
            Keywords: Articles ; Multimodality in PPA

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              Authors: Sophia Lindeberg, Nicole Müller, Christina Samuelsson
              Pages: 268 - 291
              Abstract: Purpose: In primary progressive aphasia (PPA), multimodal means may gradually become more important in conversations. In this study, the aim was to investigate the functions of hand movements of a man with PPA. Method: Peter and Karen participated in this study. Peter was diagnosed with nonfluent PPA two years prior to data collection. Casual conversation and cognitive and linguistic testing were audio- and video-recorded. Analyses were informed by multimodal interaction analytical approaches. Results: The results showed that Peter’s opportunities to engage in conversations were enabled within a co-operative framework, where Peter would contribute within a predetermined slot using a variety of multimodal resources to, for example, organize turn-taking or repair difficulties relating to verbal output. Discussion and conclusions: Studying multimodal resources across tasks may reveal important features of the ways in which persons with communicative impairment adjust to different contexts. In clinical settings, multimodal resources need to be viewed as multi-layered actions rather than as isolated contributions.
              Keywords: Articles ; Action formation, ascription, and the talk of people with aphasia

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                Authors: Isabel L. Windeatt-Harrison, Traci Walker
                Pages: 292 - 311
                Abstract: Background: This article uncovers why people with severe expressive aphasia’s turns-at-talk are sometimes not treated as producing an action by their communication partners, and the impact this has on the person with aphasia’s (PWA’s) agency. We demonstrate resources PWAs use to pursue talk and which assist with the production of a recognizable action. Method: We examined turns produced by four PWAs and their communication partners (CPs), where present, using conversation analysis, identifying features that do not receive a response and features promoting action ascription. Analysis: The PWAs’ semantically empty or unclear turns, turns lacking sequential context, or the CPs’ focus on their own actions led to a lack of action ascription. However, CPs do attend to PWAs’ multimodal features of interaction, and PWAs’ repetition accompanied by an upgraded gesture was shown to pursue a response. Action ascription was aided by the PWAs’ preserved use of silence as a communicative device. Discussion: When PWAs’ actions are not appropriately ascribed, their agency may be diminished. Communication partners should attend to all features of the PWA’s turns, including gesture and silence, to progress the PWA’s action, rather than their own misappropriated action. This may mean accepting a delay in progressivity while the PWA pursues an appropriate response. Through this, the PWA’s agency in interaction can be maintained, and intersubjectivity achieved.
                Keywords: Articles ; Interactional functions of therapists’ reformulations in a group session
                       involving French-speaking children with autism spectrum disorder

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                  Authors: Mari Wiklund, Simo Määttä
                  Pages: 312 - 327
                  Abstract: Background: In this article, we analyze a group therapy session involving four 11- to 13-year-old French-speaking boys with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their two female therapists. We focus on speaking turns in which the therapists reformulate the contents of a preceding turn produced by a child. Method: Methodologically, the study is based mainly on conversation analysis. Results: The analyses show that the therapists clearly aim to achieve meaningful learning outcomes with regard to the topic of conversation, and the reformulations constitute an essential tool in this process. Most often, reformulations are used to provide a more compact and more effective formulation of the turn in terms of the topic of conversation. Sometimes, a reformulation is used to assist a speaker who is experiencing problems with the formulation of their utterances. The reformulations also often include signs of approval and constitute positive feedback for the children. In some contexts, for example, in the case of turns including sensitive content, reformulations can constitute a strategy of avoiding repetition.
                  Keywords: Articles ; Analyzing interaction involving wheelchairs

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                    Authors: Gitte Rasmussen
                    Pages: 328 - 355
                    Abstract: Background: This study shows how the use of wheelchairs due to mobility impairment influences the configuration of interactional spaces and the initiation of conversation. It takes as a case in point the spatial arrangements and interactions between sports students using wheelchairs and their co-participants in a Danish sports high school. Method: Using the framework of research into ethnomethodological conversation analysis (EMCA) in atypical multimodal interaction, this study demonstrates how co-participants with and without impairments consider factors such as the position, size, design, and maneuverability of the wheelchair when they configure interactional spaces and organize conversational beginnings, and how the bodily orientation of the wheelchair user toward a specific physical environment and space is also taken into account. Furthermore, the co-participants’ conversation is adapted to fit these arrangements. The study describes features of spatial configurations that apply irrespective of the presence, type, and degree of disability in speech, language, and communication among the co-participants. The study draws on 10 hours of video recordings. Results and conclusion: The study indicates a need to investigate everyday conversation in its natural surroundings. Detailed descriptions of how co-participants draw upon available material, technological, and bodied ‘modes’ as resources may re-specify our understanding of aspects of conversations when impairments are involved.
                    Keywords: Articles ; Using conversation analysis to identify unresponsiveness in peer
                           interactions in inclusive groups

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                      Authors: Anni Kilpiä, Katja Dindar, Eija Kärnä, Hannu Räty, Anniina Kämäräinen, Calkin Suero Montero
                      Pages: 386 - 407
                      Abstract: Background: Previous research regarding unresponsiveness in peer interaction, including participants on the autism spectrum (AS), is mainly based on predefined categorizations of unresponsiveness; thus, there is a need for conversation analytic research to examine unresponsiveness from participants’ perspectives. Method: Multimodal conversation analysis (CA) was applied to examine unresponsiveness in task-focused multiparty peer interactions of an inclusive group, including one participant on the AS. Results: The results showed that it was not meaningful to analyze unresponsiveness in situations where there was no (aligning) response and all participants’ orientations revealed that a response was (not) needed. Instead, participants’ discrepant orientations to the response relevance made unresponsiveness a meaningful issue for participants to negotiate. Discussion/conclusion: The CA approach can be useful for examining unresponsiveness accurately. The combination of both the speaker and recipient(s) orientations to response relevance can be used as a conceptual tool to identify unresponsiveness when it is relevant for the participants.
                      Keywords: Articles ; Features of answers to questions about recent events by people with mild
                             cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease, and healthy controls

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                        Authors: Gareth Walker, Traci Walker, Ronan O'Malley, Bahman Mirheidari, Heidi Christensen, Markus Reuber, Daniel Blackburn
                        Pages: 408 - 429
                        Abstract: Background: Asking patients who have been referred to memory clinics open questions about recent events has been shown to have diagnostic relevance. Method: We use conversation analysis to look at responses to questions about recent events. The interviewees are healthy control (HC) participants, people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Results: We show differences among the groups’ use of claims of memory problems, self-directed questions, and well-prefacing. Healthy control participants produce more talk in response to all of these, while people with MCI and AD either do not, or do so in demonstrably different ways from both HC participants and each other. Discussion/conclusion: Healthy control participants are both willing and able to ‘show off’ their memory, while people with AD are willing but generally unable to do so. People with MCI, in contrast, display themselves as both unwilling and unable to engage with the agent’s questions as tests of memory.
                        Keywords: Articles ; Should they stay or should they go'

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                          Authors: Bracha Nir, Gonen Dori-Hacohen
                          Pages: 430 - 455
                          Abstract: Background: The study investigates how participants in the institutional interaction between caregiver-child-therapist negotiate rapport-building. This setting, which is usually taken as a dyad, is an actual triad. Method: We focus on examples taken from five speech-language therapy (SLT) openings, analyzing the resources that lead to alliances as rapport-building through the turns of talk. We connect these alliances to the configuration of the setting. Results: The analyses highlight different dyadic participant alliances within the triadic constellation: child-therapist, caregiver-therapist, therapist-child. These alliances are formed through complaints regarding the participants’ investment in the therapy. The therapists concentrate their efforts on the child, whereas the parents focus on creating rapport with the therapist. Discussion and conclusion: The balancing act of rapport-building in the therapeutic triad of SLT is complicated, since the family is not composed of equal members. Therefore, ‘ironing’ the creases of the caregiver-child-therapist into a pseudo-dyad either ignores the differences that exist between a parent and a child or does not work.
                          Keywords: Articles ; Collaborative turn-construction practices of people with primary
                                 progressive aphasia and their family conversation partners

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                            Authors: Anna Volkmer, Shreeya Mistry, Daniella Thompson, Jason D. Warren, Suzanne Beeke
                            Pages: 456 - 485
                            Abstract: Background: Primary progressive aphasia describes a group of three rare language-led dementias: semantic, logopenic, and non-fluent. The small number of conversation analysis studies to date suggest that repair and turn-construction practices in primary progressive aphasia are similar to those seen in post-stroke aphasia. This study investigates the collaborative aspect of these practices between people with primary progressive aphasia and their conversation partners. Method: Conversation analysis was used to investigate collaboration in repair and turn-construction practices in 10-minute video recordings of natural conversation collected from two dyads, one with logopenic and one with mixed primary progressive aphasia. Results: This study demonstrates that people with primary progressive aphasia have a range of practices available to construct their turns, and that their conversation partners collaborate to co-construct talk. Discussion: Findings demonstrate that collaboration can support interaction or lead to further interactional trouble. Collaborative practices are important targets for speech and language therapy interventions.
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