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(con)textos: revista d'antropologia i investigació social     Open Access  
AbeÁfrica : Revista da Associação Brasileira de Estudos Africanos     Open Access  
Abstracts in Anthropology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
ACENO - Revista de Antropologia do Centro-Oeste     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Ethnographica Hungarica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Advances in the Study of Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
African American Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
African and Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
African Anthropologist     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
African Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 364)
Alteridades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Anthropologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 145)
American Ethnologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 79)
American Journal of Human Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Physical Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
American Journal of Primatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Anadolu Araştırmaları / Anatolian Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anales de Antropología     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Anales de Arqueología y Etnología     Open Access  
Análise Social     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Anatomical Science International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Andes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis / Studia de Cultura     Open Access  
Annals of Anthropological Practice     Partially Free   (Followers: 3)
Annual Review of Anthropology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 169)
AnthropoChildren     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anthropoetics : the journal of generative anthropolgy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Anthropologia integra     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anthropologica     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Anthropologica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Anthropological Forum: A journal of social anthropology and comparative sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Anthropological Journal of European Cultures     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Anthropological Linguistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Anthropological Measurements of Philosophical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anthropological Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 53)
Anthropological Review     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Anthropological Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
AntHropológicas Visual     Open Access  
Anthropologie & Développement     Open Access  
Anthropologie et santé     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Anthropologie et Sociétés     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Anthropologischer Anzeiger     Full-text available via subscription  
Anthropology & Education Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Anthropology & Humanism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Anthropology & Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Anthropology & Aging     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Anthropology & Archeology of Eurasia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Anthropology in Action : Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Anthropology News     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Anthropology Now     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Anthropology of Consciousness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Anthropology of the Middle East     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Anthropology of Work Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Anthropology Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Anthropology Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
Anthropozoologica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Antipoda : Revista de Antropología y Arqueología     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Antiquaries Journal, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Antropologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Antropología Experimental     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Antropología Social y Cultural en Uruguay     Open Access  
Antropológicas     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
AntropoWebzin     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ANUAC : La rivista dell' Associazione Nazionale Universitaria Antropologi Culturali     Open Access  
Anuário Antropológico     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Apparence(s)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Archeological Papers of The American Anthropological Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Archivio Antropologico Mediterraneo     Open Access  
Arctic Anthropology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Arctic Science     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Artefact : the journal of the Archaeological and Anthropological Society of Victoria     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Asian Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Ateliers d'anthropologie     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Australian Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Australian Historical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Avá. Revista de Antropologia     Open Access  
Behavioural Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
BMC Journal of Scientific Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletim Gaúcho de Geografia     Open Access  
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletin de Antropologia Universidad de Antioquia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Borderlands Journal : Culture, Politics, Law and Earth     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Bulletin de l’APAD     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos CERU     Open Access  
Cadernos de Arte e Antropologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos de Campo     Open Access  
Cadernos de Estudos Africanos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cadernos do LEPAARQ     Open Access  
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers d’études africaines     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cambridge Journal of Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Chinese Sociology & Anthropology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Chungara (Arica) - Revista de Antropologia Chilena     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciência & Trópico     Open Access  
City & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Civilisations     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Collaborative Anthropologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Collegium Antropologicum     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Communication, technologies et développement     Open Access  
Comparative Cultural Studies : European and Latin American Perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Conflict and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Critical Romani Studies     Open Access  
Critique of Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Cuadernos de Antropología     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cuadernos de Antropología     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Antropologia Social     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cuadernos del Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Pensamiento Latinoamericano - Series Especiales     Open Access  
Cuadernos Inter.c.a.mbio sobre Centroamérica y el Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuicuilco     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuicuilco. Revista de Ciencias Antropológicas     Open Access  
Cultural Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 172)
Cultural Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
Culture & Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Current Anthropology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 167)
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desacatos : Revista de Antropología Social     Open Access  
Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology     Open Access  
Dialectical Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Discourse Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Disparidades : Revista de Antropología     Open Access  
Dotawo : A Journal of Nubian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Durkheimian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
E&G Quaternary Science Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
E-Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
East Asian Pragmatics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
East Central Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
East-West Cultural Passage     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ecocycles     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Economic Anthropology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Episteme : Jurnal Pengembangan Ilmu Keislaman     Open Access  
Estudios Atacameños     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ethnobiology Letters     Open Access  
Ethnographic Encounters     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Ethnography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 89)
Ethnohistory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Ethnologia Actualis     Open Access  
Ethnology : An International Journal of Cultural and Social Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Ethnomusicology Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 85)
Ethnoscientia : Brazilian Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology     Open Access  
Ethos     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
EtnoAntropologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Etnográfica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Evolutionary Anthropology Issues News and Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Evolutionary Human Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Exchange     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Feminist Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Field Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Focaal     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Folia Praehistorica Posnaniensia     Open Access  
Food and Foodways: Explorations in the History and Culture of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
French Politics, Culture & Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
General Anthropology Bulletin of The General Anthropology Division     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Geografiska Annaler, Series B : Human Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Geographica Helvetica     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
GEOUSP : Espaço e Tempo     Open Access  
Gesture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
GIS : Gesto, Imagem e Som – Revista de Antropologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Global Change, Peace & Security: formerly Pacifica Review: Peace, Security & Global Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 273)
Gradhiva     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Grafo Working Papers     Open Access  
Group Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Historical Biology: An International Journal of Paleobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Histories of Anthropology Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
History and Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
HOMO - Journal of Comparative Human Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Human Organization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
human_ontogenetics     Hybrid Journal  
IBEROAMERICANA. América Latina - España - Portugal     Open Access  
Il Capitale Culturale. Studies on the Value of Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ilha Revista de Antropologia     Open Access  
Images re-vues : histoire, anthropologie et théorie de l'art     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indiana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interações (Campo Grande)     Open Access  
Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Anthropology and Ethnology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Listening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Modern Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Osteoarchaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Tourism Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Intersecciones en Antropologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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  • Tacit acceptance of compliments after tellings of accomplishment:
           Contingent management of preferences in Japanese ordinary conversation

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      Authors: Akiko Imamura
      Pages: 206 - 230
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Volume 24, Issue 2, Page 206-230, April 2022.
      This study investigates Japanese compliments produced at a distinct sequential position and how the complimentees treat the compliments. In ordinary conversation, speakers sometimes talk about their accomplishments. Drawing on Conversation Analysis (CA) and multimodal interaction analysis, the study demonstrates how telling recipients deploy compliments at the possible completion of such tellings of accomplishment. The analysis also shows how the tellers deal with the complimentary telling responses, taking into consideration the design of tellings and the possibility of engaging in self-praise. The study illuminates a context-sensitive nature of complimenting activity and managing two conflicting preferences by illustrating a specific interactional pattern of compliment sequences in Japanese ordinary conversation.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-06-16T11:44:52Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221090298
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • ‘Delayed response’ in psychodynamic psychotherapy

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      Authors: Liisa Voutilainen, Aino Koivisto
      Pages: 249 - 265
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Volume 24, Issue 2, Page 249-265, April 2022.
      A recurrent theme that is addressed in psychotherapies is the client’s conflicting emotions. This article discusses discursive practices of working on conflicting emotions during psychodynamic psychotherapy. We focus on a phenomenon that we refer to as a ‘delayed response’ and analyze the client’s uses of interactional means, such as a display of negative experience, to invite affiliation or empathy from the therapist. The therapist, however, does not take a turn in the first possible place after the client’s turn. Recurrently, the therapist’s silence is followed by the client’s new turn that backs down from the emotional experience under discussion. After these retractions, the therapists respond with a turn that is responsive both to the retraction and to the initial display of negative experience that occurred prior to it. We argue that the timing of the therapist’s response in these sequences is in the service of psychotherapeutic work on conflicting emotions.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-06-16T11:44:52Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221090299
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Going against the interactional tide: The accomplishment of dialogic
           moments from a conversation analytic perspective

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      Authors: Lotte van Burgsteden, Hedwig te Molder, Geoffrey Raymond
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article addresses a vital concern in current society by showing what participants themselves may treat as ways to transcend their differences. Actors’ shared understanding has been of longstanding interest across the social sciences. Conversation analysis (CA) treats the procedural infrastructure of interaction as the basis for participants to manage intersubjectivity. The field of dialogue studies has made occasions in which people transform their relationship by discussing their differences, central to their research project, and called them “dialogic moments.” This study draws on CA to investigate “dialogic moments,” but now through the eyes of participants themselves. Using single-case analysis, we argue that such moments require participants to go against normative orientations in talk promoting social solidarity and progressivity, by soliciting differences to understand and transcend them. This “going against the interactional tide” may explain both why dialogue is difficult to achieve and why it is appreciated by participants as dialogue.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-06-22T06:27:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221099167
       
  • Power plays in action formation: The TCU-final particle ba (吧) in
           Mandarin Chinese conversation

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      Authors: Yaxin Wu, Shuai Yang
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Using conversation analysis as its research method, this article investigates the interactional function of the particle ba in Mandarin Chinese conversation. It is argued that ba is frequently employed by its speakers to adjust deontic gradients in action sequences of directives in mundane conversation besides its function of adjusting epistemic gradients in certain action sequences. The present study claims that the agent and beneficiary of future action can only distinguish one category of directive actions from another, but each category still constitutes several member actions which contrast with one another in terms of social power. The member actions of each category form a continuum, one end of which is the action with the highest level of social power and the other end of which is the action with the lowest level of social power. There exists a normative relation between each member action of a category and the speaker’s deontic status in the real world. The particle ba is a practice of minutely adjusting the speaker’s deontic stance from a higher position to a lower one.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-06-22T06:26:52Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221099166
       
  • Teachers’ use of reported speech in Korean elementary school
           classroom interactions

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      Authors: Yujong Park, Sol Kim
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Research on reported speech in classrooms has focused on the roles and functions of quoted conversation produced by the teacher; however, there is less information on the responses following this device and its multimodal character. This study draws on a multimodal conversation analysis approach to investigate teachers’ use of reported speech in evaluating students’ performances by examining 83 hours of videotaped elementary school classroom interactions in Korea. The findings suggest that teachers frequently employ reported speech in the evaluative element of the three-turn instructional sequence to create an affiliative atmosphere in the event of a negative assessment. Sequences that contained reported speech were compared with teachers’ evaluations produced by simply repeating students’ answers. The findings suggest that the multimodal production of reported speech might be a tool adapted for the classroom institutional context by creating a positive space for learning compared to other similar devices available in the classroom.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-06-08T10:18:10Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221099174
       
  • Book review: Repetition in Telecinematic Discourse. How American Sitcoms
           Employ Formal and Semantic Repetition in the Construction of Multimodal
           Humour

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      Authors: Alexander Brock
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-22T05:16:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221089449
       
  • A study of applause in family ritual

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      Authors: Łukasz Remisiewicz, Dorota Rancew-Sikora
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      With reference to the previous empirical works on applause, we explore the roles it plays during the first birthday celebration using multimodal analysis. Particularly, we focus on modes of its initiation and collaborative enactment. The empirical material includes 25 videos from different Polish families. The analysis demonstrates that applause works in interaction (1) as a ritual anchor that allows the participants to move to either the end or the next sequence of the ritual, (2) as an appreciative assessment of the previous action, (3) as a device for focusing joint attention, which coordinates the interaction of participants and (re)focuses the attention on the most important actor/recipient of the ritual.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-09T05:02:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221074094
       
  • Combining different activities in family-style group care: How
           Professional Foster Parents show listenership towards adolescents during
           dinner related activities

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      Authors: Ellen Schep, Martine Noordegraaf
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This research focuses on dinner conversations in family-style group care. Children, who cannot live with their biological families anymore, are given shelter in these family-style group care settings. For the development of an attachment relationship between children and their Professional Foster Parents (PFPs), it is important that the children feel that they are listened to in order to get an affective and intimate relationship with the parents. In this conversation-analytic research we analysed PFPs’ involvement in multiple activities simultaneously, namely listening and eating, which is referred to as ‘multi-activity’. The analyses have shown systematic ways in which PFPs coordinate their involvement in the activities of ‘doing’ listening and eating, which are (i) when parents avert their gaze from the telling child, they break the social rule which states that hearers need to look at speakers during the telling. We found that when averting their gaze, PFPs do head nods and linguistic means or positioning their bodies in the direction of the telling child. This research contributes to knowledge about interaction between adolescents and PFPs. It further contributes to knowledge about how human beings are able to coordinate multiple activities simultaneously.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-09T05:00:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221074090
       
  • “They say it’s because I’m migrainous. . .” Contested identities
           of students with invisible disabilities in medical consultations

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      Authors: Agnieszka Sowińska
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      The objective of this article is to explore the identity construction by students with invisible disabilities as disclosed in medical consultations at a university health center. In particular, I work on the assumption that analysing the discursive processes through which students with invisible disabilities construct, negotiate and resist their roles and identities may contribute to a better understanding of living and studying with an invisible condition. Taking a discourse analytic approach, I consider identity as a dynamic and negotiable process that takes place in specific interactional occasions. The findings have shown that these students sometimes construct contested identities as patients, students, or experts during medical consultations, responding to conflicting expectations of others and their own.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-09T04:59:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221074086
       
  • An epistemic illumination of the acceptance of advice in Chinese phone-in
           counseling for family problems

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      Authors: Zhuo Peng (彭卓)
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This study, by means of conversation analysis, comprehensively illuminates the advisee’s acceptance of advice in Chinese phone-in counseling for family problems from the perspective of Epistemics, and reveals advisee’s type of management of the epistemic status relationship as well as the epistemic stances during executing the management. The study finds that the advisee tacitly approved of the asymmetric relationship of epistemic status between an adviser and himself/herself when accepting advice; that this type of relationship management can be executed through four kinds of epistemic stances; that these stances actually reflect the advisee’s positioning of asymmetric relationship of knowledge distribution of both parties. This study investigates the acceptance of advice from the perspective of Epistemics, which can extend the theoretical perspective of the researches on responses to advice and give new illumination of the advisory interaction.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-02-28T05:37:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221074092
       
  • ‘Something that’s very American’: The interactional role of
           Light-Head Relative Clauses

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      Authors: Barend Beekhuizen, Sandra A Thompson
      First page: 149
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      In this paper, we examine a specific type of Relative Clause (RC). We look at the construction consisting of a ‘light noun’, that is, a noun with highly non-specific lexical content which does not do referential work, plus a relative clause. It has generally been assumed that the functional contribution of RCs is to narrow the set of referents of the head noun to only those for which the predicate of the RC holds true. However, the ‘Light Head RC construction’ (LHRC) has various interactional affordances that mostly revolve around characterizing referents with discourse-relevant properties rather than establishing reference. We argue that these various functions of LHRCs revolve around participants’ orientations to categoryhood. Data are in English and Dutch.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-06-03T06:54:40Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221090300
       
  • When people do not want to talk anymore in online discussion boards: A
           corpus-based study of the multi-word expression bù shuō le ‘not talk
           anymore’ in Chinese

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      Authors: Chan-Chia Hsu
      First page: 168
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      With Internet users constantly participating in online interactions, a wide range of novel usages have emerged, some of which involve multi-word expressions. The use of multi-word expressions in online discourses (e.g. their syntagmatic patterns and communicative functions) has not been fully explored. Therefore, this study sets out to investigate the Chinese word string bù shuō le ‘not talk anymore’, which occurs much more frequently in online discussion boards than in other written or spoken modes. In the corpus-based analysis, multiple contexts in which bù shuō le indicates a reluctance to further elaborate are identified. The most common context is that the writer recounts a face-threatening experience and uses bù shuō le to bring the post to the conclusion, express a casual attitude toward that experience, and exert a humorous effect. This study contributes additional evidence that demonstrates how multi-word expressions fulfill textual, expressive, and interpersonal functions in online discourses.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-19T09:03:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221090304
       
  • Two ways of spilling drink: The construction of offences as
           ‘accidental’ in police interviews with suspects

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      Authors: Fabio Ferraz de Almeida
      First page: 187
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article explores the construction of offences as ‘accidental’ in police-suspect interactions. The data comprise audio-recorded investigative interviews, which were analysed using conversation analysis. In these interviews, suspects often do not explicitly state the nature of their defence when answering police officers’ questions; instead, suspects’ defensive practices or techniques are embedded in the narrative accounts they give of what happened, thus exhibiting rather claiming their ‘innocence’. My focus here is on a particular type of defence, namely, one in which suspects portray an event as having been ‘accidental’. I show that this defence of ‘accident’ is associated with several discourse features including: building a plausible and trivial context in which the untoward incident occurred, describing the untoward action or series of actions, using impersonal or agentless constructions, and representing the disproportionality between the putative victim’s reaction and the aggressor’s untoward conduct. The accountability of these descriptions, however, does not rely on one unique feature, but rather on suspects’ ability to combine these features in such a way that each establishes the grounds for others.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-19T09:04:31Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221090302
       
  • Resistance in public disputes: Third-turn blocking to suspend
           progressivity

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      Authors: Jack B Joyce
      First page: 231
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      When people argue they routinely challenge the opinions, views, and attitudes of one another, they seek to cast the other as the aggressor or party at fault, and otherwise exert social control. This article illustrates how members work to hamper challenges, evade control or avoid being negatively characterized by systematically blocking access to a turn in the third position and stopping their opponent’s agenda. Examining 100 hours of public disputes (public transport, protestor interactions and radio call-ins) in varieties of English, I use membership categorization analysis and conversation analysis to unpack resistance as part of the structural organization of disputes. I identify two methods of resisting an agenda: (1) passively, whereby a responsive turn stalls the progressivity of the interaction, and (2) actively, whereby a responsive turn disaligns to outrightly suspend the progressivity of the interaction. I discuss how resistance sequentially unfolds across sequential positions, and as an interactional phenomenon which solves the trouble of a challenge. Overall, this article contributes to social interaction research on resistance, public disputes and how social order is constituted in and through talk-in-interaction.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-19T09:05:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221090303
       
  • ‘That’s what the dream says’: The use of normalizing
           devices in dream reports

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      Authors: Svetlana Bardina
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      The paper examines the discursive construction of dream reports. Based on a discursive constructionist approach, the study reviews problematic aspects of constructing dream narratives. Particularly, dream-tellers need to display the external character of their reports and to demonstrate that – although in their dreams they saw and did strange things – they are normal and reliable agents. Subsequently, particular ways in which people report on unrealistic content of their dreams are explored. For this purpose, the use of normalizing devices in dream reports published on dream-sharing websites is analyzed. The study demonstrates that several normalizing devices, including contrast structures and two-part structures – such as ‘At first I thought X. . . but then I realized Y’ and ‘I was just doing X… when Y’ – are employed in dream reports. The study also suggests that the proper use of these devices might possibly contribute to the trustworthiness of dream reports in everyday interaction.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2021-03-22T04:38:58Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456211001607
       
 
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