The conversational repair in Italian families: a practice of socialization

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serval:BIB_71917B35BF00
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
The conversational repair in Italian families: a practice of socialization
Journal
Studies in Communication Sciences
Author(s)
Maroni B., Arcidiacono F.
ISSN
1424-4896
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
10
Number
1
Pages
203-228
Language
english
Abstract
This work deals with conversational repair in the natural context of family dinnertime. Assuming that conversational repair is an instrument of socialization and a vehicle of new learning in the discursive exchanges between parents and children, the goal of this study is to analyze from whom and towards whom several modalities of repair are used at dinnertime interactions. Further, we explore if there are preferences for specific repair sequences among participants. We think that studying the conversational repair will allow us to also understand how participants involve themselves (and their interactans) in the processes of socialization that are constantly developed in the family frameworks.
The methodology is based on videotaped recordings of 18 Italian family dinners. We used specific categories of analysis in order to detect the phenomenon of self-repair and other-repair and we analyzed the data quantitatively and by using Conversational Analysis. The results reveal different modalities of repair, and specific patterns between parents and children. Thus, we support the idea of the conversational repair as a cultural practice of socialization
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16/11/2010 9:24
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