Self-repair of actions in German: a case for embedded

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dc.contributor.author Lemon, Christopher Shandon
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-28T19:36:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-28T19:36:42Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13126
dc.description.abstract Using conversation analytic methodology, this paper examines the self-repair of actions in everyday German conversation, with focus given to the replacement of verbs and the subsequent effect on actions. While study has been done on the function of recycling repair within a turn (Fox, Hayashi, Jesperson, 1996) no research has been done on the function of verb replacement and its effect on talk. This paper shows that verb replacement is a strategy employed by speakers in order to either a) negotiate what type of action is preferred within a particular TCU or b) to invoke external forces to either deflect an action, or to make a particular action available to an interlocutor. This paper concludes by discussing the specific function of this particular type of repair and how it is useful in repairing problematic actions. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Conversation anaysis en_US
dc.subject Self-repair en_US
dc.subject CA en_US
dc.subject Actions en_US
dc.subject German en_US
dc.subject Embedded repair en_US
dc.title Self-repair of actions in German: a case for embedded en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Arts en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Modern Languages en_US
dc.description.advisor Emma Betz en_US
dc.subject.umi Language, Linguistics (0290) en_US
dc.date.published 2011 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth December en_US

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