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  • Beatrice Szczepek Reed

Abstract

This study has explored a variety of ways in which participants in spontaneous, naturally occurring conversation make use of prosody as a resource for interactional collaboration. Prosodic orientation has been shown to occur as an exclusively prosodic phenomenon in cases of prosodic matching, prosodic non-matching and prosodic complementation, and in the highlighted variety of stylized prosodic orientation. In all of the above the practice of orientation can be analysed with respect to prosody alone. One sub-category of prosodic orientation, prosodic continuation, was found in combination with syntactic co-construction in the practice of collaborative productions, in which the prosodic and the syntactic domain are employed symbiotically by participants for the collaborative production of turns.

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© Beatrice Szczepek Reed 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Beatrice Szczepek Reed
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  1. 1.University of NottinghamUK

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