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Discourse Studies
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Number of Followers: 35  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1461-4456 - ISSN (Online) 1461-7080
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  • Book review: Ronny Boogaart, Henrike Jansen and Maarten van Leeuwen (eds),
           The Language of Argumentation

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      Authors: Youzhi Sun
      Pages: 514 - 516
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Volume 24, Issue 4, Page 514-516, August 2022.

      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-08-02T05:13:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221115245
      Issue No: Vol. 24, No. 4 (2022)
       
  • Ageism in job interviews: Discreet ways of building co-membership through
           age categorisation

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      Authors: Federica Previtali, Pirjo Nikander, Johanna Ruusuvuori
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article investigates how age categorisation and prejudicial use of age are mobilised in talk by job applicants during job interviews and how recruiters affiliate with these. The institutional goal of recruitment is to ensure an unbiased process and evaluation, nevertheless, ageism against older workers emerges as unchallenged and culturally acceptable in authentic job interviews. In line with the discursive psychology (DP) approach, the analysis focuses on -isms as discursively constructed and categories as resources to accomplish social actions. A case study is conducted based on video recordings of 24 real job interviews held at an Italian staffing agency and analysed through membership categorisation and conversation analysis. The analysis provides evidence of how job applicants resort to age co-membership with recruiters to achieve affiliation – or remedy misalignment – by complaining about older workers. The study contributes to DP’s re-specification of prejudices as interactional practices and links microanalysis to macro phenomena, such as ageism, through categorisation practices.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-09-14T04:42:07Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221118770
       
  • Recruiting repair: Making sense of interpreters’ embodied actions in a
           video-mediated environment

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      Authors: Jessica Pedersen Belisle Hansen
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines interpreters’ embodied displays of trouble in hospital encounters in Norway. In these meetings, participants speak different languages, and the interpreters, that is multilinguals with interpreter education and other formal qualifications, produce utterances in either of the languages in question. As such, the specific interaction in which these embodied displays of trouble occur is mediated in two ways, it is both interpreter-mediated and video-mediated. Video-recordings of hospital settings where the interpreting is carried out through use of video-technology are analyzed using multimodal conversation analysis. The interpreters’ embodied displays of trouble are found resemble recruitmens and are found to initiate repair. The article shows that while the embodied display of trouble might be a versatile device to initiate repair within the video-mediated environment, the video-mediated environment provides a complex interactional space for the perception of the embodied action.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-08-20T05:11:32Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221112261
       
  • On granularity of doing other-initiation: Nǐ yìsi shì X ‘Your Meaning
           is X’ in Mandarin Chinese

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      Authors: Hui Guo, Guodong Yu
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This study examines Nǐ yìsi shì X ‘Your Meaning is X’ as a practice of doing other-initiation in Mandarin conversations, focusing on how it addresses different sources of troubles systematically in informing sequences. It is found that while ‘Nǐ yìsi shì’ signals the speaker’s having trouble with the prior informing turn, ‘X’ is deployed to locate different aspects of the trouble source, being shaped by how an informing emerges in talk-in-interaction. Specifically, when following a volunteered informing, ‘X’ is usually built to clarify specific words or phrases in preceding informing, thereby treating a certain element as underspecified or ambiguous. However, when following a question-solicited informing, ‘X’ is typically constructed to work out what the provided information exactly conveys, indicating the whole informing turn/action is in some way problematic, inappropriate, or inapposite. In both cases, ‘Nǐ yìsi shì X’ serves as an OI, working to target different kinds of the trouble source, and simultaneously proposes a potential solution to it.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-08-20T05:09:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221118999
       
  • Sexual consent as an interactional achievement: Overcoming ambiguities and
           social vulnerabilities in the initiations of sexual activities

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      Authors: Simon Magnusson, Melisa Stevanovic
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Sexual consent is advocated around the world to reduce sexual assault. The widespread affirmative consent model emphasizes a need for unambiguous consent. In this paper, we contribute to a deeper understanding of how ambiguities in the initiations of sexual activities are routinely solved to achieve consent. Drawing on conversation analytic research on joint decision-making, and a dataset of 80 cases of sexual initiation in contemporary TV-series and movies, we investigate the interactional practices by which sexual activities are presented as consensual and how consent is achieved across sequences of interaction. We found there to be social advantages of synchronous initiation, compared to sequential verbal initiations, which were associated with various social vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities could however be circumvented by two practices, each of which made use of a distinct combination of verbal and embodied resources. While ambiguities exist, our results oppose the idea of sexual consent as a practically hopeless and awkward endeavor. Instead, consent consists of joint action that is achieved through recognizable and systematic ways.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-08-18T04:57:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221119101
       
  • Epistemic stance in Korean assessment pairs: The role of evidential and
           non-evidential sentence-ending suffixes

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      Authors: Kyoungmi Ha
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Studies in conversation analysis (CA) have shown that in assessments, various linguistic resources are used to express epistemic stance in ordinary conversation. In Korean conversation, although the evidential and non-evidential functions of sentence-ending (SE) suffixes are well recognized, little research has been done on their relation to epistemic stance and their use in assessments. In this study, using naturally-occurring conversation data and the CA framework, I analyze 59 cases of a speaker’s first assessment regarding his/her interlocutor and 49 responses to these first assessments (second assessments). I argue that in Korean assessment pairs, the evidential and non-evidential SE suffixes are used as a resource for expressing epistemic stance. The results show that 74.4% of the first assessments were marked with an evidential SE suffix whereas 71.4% of the second assessments were marked with a non-evidential SE suffix. Furthermore, certain evidential SE suffixes are used as a resource to convey a downgraded epistemic stance in first assessments whereas certain non-evidential SE suffixes are used to express epistemic primacy in second assessments.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-08-03T05:00:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221106019
       
  • Recruitment interviews for intermediate labour markets: Identity
           construction under ambiguous expectations

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      Authors: Sanni Tiitinen, Tea Lempiälä
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Intermediate labour markets (ILMs) provide fixed-term work opportunities and coaching for people in disadvantaged positions in labour markets. We study 46 sequences from six audio-recorded recruitment interviews for an ILM job targetted at people who have been unemployed for a prolonged period. Using an ethnomethodological approach to identity, membership categorisation analysis and conversation analysis, we study how interviewers and candidates construct and negotiate who is fit for the ILM job. We present interactional moves through which the participants jointly construct the ‘fit for the ILM job’ category and treat the candidate’s membership in it as a positive matter. Further, we demonstrate how the candidates are put in an interactionally difficult position in the interview as there are contradictory and ambiguous expectations about the ideal candidate. We discuss the results in relation to the interactional and institutional logics of a recruitment interview and suggest that enhancing the transparency might reinforce ethics of recruitment in ILMs.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-08-03T04:56:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221112276
       
  • Distance, proximity, and authenticity in the point of view of US military
           drone operator autobiographies

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      Authors: Matthew Voice
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Drone warfare disrupts the generally understood experience of war, and drone operators’ distance from the battlefield has called into question the authenticity of their experiences as participants in conflict. This article examines the autobiographies of three US military drone operators, analysing how the narration is discursively oriented to particular spatial and ideological perspectives. It argues that the linguistic construction of point of view in each text reflects a dynamic and sometimes paradoxical relationship between drone operators and their distance from the battlefield. Observing the position and shifting of deictic centres, the analysis draws parallels between spatial perspective, ideology, and the social identities of drone operators and victims of drone strikes. It concludes by reflecting on the variety of discursive strategies employed across these texts, and considers this variation itself to be an emerging trend in the discourse of drone warfare.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-07-27T05:06:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221112274
       
  • Epistemic responsibility predicts developing frame awareness in early
           childhood: A language socialization perspective

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      Authors: Sarah Rose Bellavance
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines the emergent relationship between epistemic responsibility and frame awareness in early childhood, wherein a mother uses language socialization practices to guide her child into a new frame. The pair co-constructs the parameters of the new frame through negotiation of epistemic responsibility and remedial interchanges. The analysis demonstrates that these remedial interchanges arise from conflicting understandings of the embeddedness of frames and the epistemic dynamics that these frames entail. The child maintains epistemic primacy in her concurrent play frame, which carries over to the recording activity given that the recording activity is embedded within her larger play frame. I argue that the data predict epistemic responsibility to be acquired earlier than the ability to shift epistemic dynamics outside of role-play. This study contributes to our understanding of frame and epistemic development in early childhood.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-07-25T12:20:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221111640
       
  • A study of emotion management and identity construction in Chinese medical
           treatment discussions

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      Authors: Chengtuan Li
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Based on a medical corpus, this study attempts to capture how doctors manage their emotions and construct their professional identity in treatment discussions. Using the Emotion Model and the Model of Epistemics and Deontics Gradient, I find that (1) when their professional expertise is questioned or doubted, doctors highlight their epistemic rights and displays negative emotions; (2) when their professional role is negated, doctors give the deontic rights to their patients and discharge negative emotions; and (3) when their professional ethics is challenged, doctors project their professional morality, reinforce their deontic rights and give vent to negative emotions. This study, by integrating the Confucian System of Moral Virtues (see) with Emotion Model, establishes a theoretical framework for examining the association between emotion management and identity construction in Chinese medical discourse.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-07-11T05:08:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221108605
       
  • 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
       
  • How professionals deal with clients’ explicit objections to their
           advice

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      Authors: Steven Bloch, Charles Antaki
      First page: 385
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Previous literature on advice-resistance in medicine and welfare has tended to focus on patients’ or callers’ inexplicit resistance (minimal responses, silence and so on). But clients also raise explicit objections, which put up a firmer barrier against the advisor’s efforts. In a novel look at resistance, we show that one important distinction among objections is their epistemic domain: whether the client’s objection is in their own world (e.g. experiencing pain), or in the world of the practitioner (e.g. difficulties in making appointments). We show that the practitioner may try to manoeuvre the objection onto grounds where their own expertise will win the day, in five ways: conceding the objection’s validity as a preface to moving on; proposing a ‘work-around’ that effectively repeats the original advice; selecting an aspect of it that could be remediated; correcting the client’s understanding of the challenges of the advice; and stressing the urgency of the original course of action. We discuss the distinction between objections to solicited and unsolicited advice, and the role of objections in revealing, and affirming, a service-user’s personal life-world contingencies.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-07-13T12:41:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221110669
       
  • Discursive construction in multilingual crisis risk communication: An
           analysis of ‘A letter to foreign nationals’ messages in China’s
           COVID-19 fight

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      Authors: Ningyang Chen
      First page: 404
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines the discursive construction of a specific letter-style multilingual crisis message released by local governmental institutions during China’s battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on a sociocognitive analysis of a collection of 33 English-language messages, the analysis revealed the structural features of the message and the discursive strategies in constructing and negotiating the identities of the message’s addresser and the addressee. It was found that the discursive relationship between the addresser and the addressee was established on an ingroup-outgroup distinction mediated by neutralising strategies to reduce authoritative imposition and image-enhancing strategies to promote a responsible government. The findings suggest that multilingual crisis communication is a multivocal, complex social practice shaped by genre, textual, media and contextual factors. These findings will provide insights into the crisis discourse as an emerging topic of interest and help inform multilingual communication strategies in and beyond the context of a public health emergency.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-07-22T05:11:08Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221099176
       
  • Conversation analysis in a US Senate Judiciary hearing: Questioning Brett
           Kavanaugh

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      Authors: Taneesh Kaur
      First page: 423
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Through a ‘micro’ and ‘macro’ level analysis, this study focuses on elements of questioning and question design in the Senate Judiciary hearing conducted for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Specifically, two lines of questioning are analyzed: that of Kamala Harris, D. California, and that of Ted Cruz, R. Texas. Through an analysis that builds heavily on prior research that uses Conversation Analysis (CA) to understand the news interview, this study attempts to expand such research to institutional talk done by politicians in Congress. The analysis portion of the paper investigates, on a ‘micro’ level, the linguistic elements at play in each line of questioning. In the discussion section, a ‘macro’ level analysis situates the findings of this paper within the broader US political climate among the public.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-07-04T11:41:39Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221099175
       
  • Teachers’ use of reported speech in Korean elementary school
           classroom interactions

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      Authors: Yujong Park, Sol Kim
      First page: 445
      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
       
  • 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
      First page: 471
      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
      First page: 491
      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
       
  • Book Review: Bernd Heine, Gunther Kaltenböck, Tania Kuteva and Haiping
           Long, The Rise of Discourse Markers

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      Authors: Reza Kazemian
      First page: 516
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-07-27T10:15:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221115246
       
  • Book Review: Ruth Wodak, The Politics of Fear: The Shameless Normalization
           of Far-Right Discourse

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      Authors: Shasha Dong
      First page: 518
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-07-27T10:16:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221115533
       
  • Book Review: Lori Czerwionka, Rachel Showstack and Judith Liskin-Gasparro
           (eds), Contexts of Co-constructed Discourse: Interaction, Pragmatics, and
           Second Language Applications

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      Authors: Jinyan Li
      First page: 520
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-07-27T10:17:53Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221115542
       
  • Book Review: Billy Clark, Pragmatics: The Basics

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      Authors: Xiaohui Rao
      First page: 522
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-07-27T10:23:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221115551
       
  • Popularizing in legal discourse: What efforts do Russian judges make to
           facilitate juror’s comprehension of law-related contents'

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      Authors: Olga Boginskaya
      First page: 527
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Previous research has demonstrated that judicial instructions are not well understood by jurors tasked with returning informative verdicts, and explanatory strategies can facilitate juror’s comprehension of law-related contents. Unlike a great deal of research on legal-lay interactions in a jury trial, most of which is based on English-language materials, the present article uncovers how Russian judges communicate law-related information to the jury. The study was motivated by the lack of guidance on interactions with the jury and the challenges faced by the latter in attempting to understand technical concepts. Through quantitative and qualitative analyses of 18 jury instructions, the paper demonstrates that Russian judges work toward the achievement of a goal of recontextualizing law-related information and making legal concepts comprehensible to a lay audience using a wide repertoire of popularization tools, including definitions, descriptions, illustrations, paraphrases and metaphors.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-07-06T04:43:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221108585
       
  • Continuing assessments in online dating: Enabling relational development
           between potential romantic partners in WeChat conversations

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      Authors: Shuyi Pan, Yumei Gan
      First page: 545
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Potential romantic partners often employ specific communicative strategies in computer-mediated communication based on their anticipation of future interactions. This conversation analytic study examines the practice of assessments used in WeChat conversations between potential romantic partners. We found that people recurrently mobilize the action of assessment to maintain or terminate their relationships. Especially, people tend to provide more assessments after an initial assessment, which we term ‘continuing assessment’. We show that continuing assessments are sequentially organized in conversational context between co-participants and are essential for relational developments. When potential partners aim to maintain or advance their relationships, continuing assessments are used to prevent a structurally integrated conversation from falling into closure. In contrast, continuing assessments are applied to put an end to the dialogue and to manage face work. Our study furthers the understanding of the communicative strategies of online dating.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-07-08T05:47:31Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221108597
       
  • Rest in space, Starman! Creative reframing of death metaphors on David
           Bowie’s mural in London

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      Authors: Laura Hidalgo-Downing, Paula Pérez-Sobrino
      First page: 566
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article explores the way in which death metaphors written in the urban mural for David Bowie in London contribute to creatively reframing the artist’s death. While research on death metaphors has focussed on traditional written genres such as obituaries and epitaphs, studies of urban memorials and shrines have focussed on the creation of fandom identities, downplaying the role played by figurativity, creativity and emotional connotation. The present article aims to bridge the gap between these two areas of study by presenting a corpus-based study of 585 items written on the mural for David Bowie. The research questions are: (1) How is Bowie’s death (metaphorically) conceptualised' (2) To what extent are death metaphors in Bowie’s mural creative' and (3) What is the relationship between the metaphorical framing of Bowie’s death and the projection of emotional connotations' The findings of our study reveal that Bowie’s songs emerge as a highly productive metaphorical source domain to understand the artist’s death, in which fans recontextualise lines from Bowie’s lyrics in creative and positive ways.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-07-08T05:44:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221108586
       
  • ‘I (don’t) want X/Y’: Formulating ‘wants’ in Chinese Mediation
           Resources

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      Authors: Xianbing Ke
      First page: 590
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      The recurrent court-related mediation discourse studies have focused on mediation participants’ willingness. Drawing on a corpus of five situated recorded court-related civil mediation data in China, this article takes one of the frequently-used mediation resources ‘I don’t want X/Y’ (here X, Y stands for a certain mediation willingness/intention) as a case study of formulating mediation ‘wants’. It is intended to explore mediation participants’ exploitation of the court-related mediation resources to express their mediation willingness/ intentions: how the mediator manipulates either side of the participants’ mediation discursive concepts; how the mediator shift the trajectory of narrating the participants’ mediation dispute-facts to judging on the dispute-facts; and how the mediator deviates himself from the third-party neutral mediators’ mediating role. The value of analyzing this formulation ‘I don’t want X/Y’ is to reveal the fact that such mediation practices in their recurrent environments might go against the court-related mediation principles such as being self-willingness, neutrality and uprightness. This article contributes to formulate mediation ‘wants’ strategically and promote the court-related mediation practices in the service of sequentially unfolding mediation interaction effectively.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-07-08T05:41:34Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221108595
       
  • The multiple constraints of addressed questions in whole-class
           interaction: Responses from unaddressed pupils

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      Authors: Piera Margutti
      First page: 612
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article explores pupils’ responses to addressed questions in two third-year primary school classes, organized as plenary interaction and based on the next-speaker selection. In this context, unaddressed pupils often produce responses of various kinds spontaneously, showing that the next-speaker selection per se does not exclude unaddressed pupils from participating. Analysis of the design and position of these responses show their orderly nature as mainly depending on the following dimensions: the position of the address term in the question and who has primary access to answers. Pupils’ responses display a high level of awareness of the next-speaker selection rule operating in this setting, and more globally, of the turn-taking system. This competence enables pupils to understand and navigate the other-selection rule, often gaining their right to speakership. In line with prior studies on multiparty interactions, the article shows that teachers’ questions pose multiple constraints on responses.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-07-04T11:58:50Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221099177
       
  • Constructing and negotiating the professional identity of ‘leader’ by
           suggesting and challenging improvement of professional practices: Deontics
           in a four-part sequential structure

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      Authors: Louise Tranekjær, Brian L Due, Mie Femø Nielsen
      First page: 640
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      The paper contributes to previous studies of identity as locally and interactionally produced by pointing to some of the multimodal resources employed by participants to achieving, challenge and manage the professional identity of ‘leader’ in different workplace settings. We examine professional identity work in sequential environments where it provides a resource for handling the resistance to improvement displayed by another participant. We show how leader identity work gets embedded within a four-part structure of: (1) identifying a problem, (2) proposing improvements, (3) misaligning with others’ proposals, and (4) managing the misalignment. The paper is based on video ethnographic fieldwork and recordings of face-to-face institutional interaction at two different institutional settings in Denmark. The study provides insight about the role of identity work in the interactional achievement of institutional procedures.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-08-09T04:36:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221108604
       
  • Book Review: Pragmatics Online

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      Authors: Rong Lei
      First page: 662
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-08-26T05:15:22Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221121181
       
  • Book Review: Translation and Social Media Communication in the Age of the
           Pandemic

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      Authors: Lu Zhang
      First page: 664
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-08-26T05:18:01Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221121182
       
  • Book Review: Designing Learning With Embodied Teaching: Perspectives From
           Multimodality

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      Authors: Guoqiang Liu
      First page: 666
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.

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