Joint attention and reference construction: The role of pointing and “so”

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
Institution
Title
Joint attention and reference construction: The role of pointing and “so”
Journal
Language & Communication
Author(s)
Balantani Angeliki, Lázaro Stefanie
ISSN
0271-5309
Publication state
Published
Issued date
07/2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
79
Number
6
Pages
33-52
Language
english
Abstract
This study examines the multimodal package “so” with a pointing gesture in Swiss German. The analysis shows that by using “so” concurrently with resources generally considered to be in the service of local deixis, such as pointing gestures, participants are directing their addressees’ attention to a domain of scrutiny where they should look for additional information to fill the lexico-semantic content of the modal deictic “so”. This lexico-semantic content is the outcome of an action, the correct way of accomplishing an action. Based on video-recordings of two different settings, and taking into account the details of embodied conduct, the paper discusses how local deictic resources when combined with modal deixis can be used to highlight the manner.
Keywords
Linguistics and Language, Communication, Language and Linguistics, Multimodality, Conversation analysis, Deixis, Particles, Pointing
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
Funding(s)
Swiss National Science Foundation / 179108
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05/07/2021 10:39
Last modification date
20/07/2021 6:37
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