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Lecture 7

LING 3P95 Lecture 7: 7


Department
Linguistics
Course Code
LING 3P95
Professor
Cheng Luo
Lecture
7

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Move (exchanges consist of a series of moves)
- often close to turns;
- minimal free discourse units which consist of one or more acts.
Act (all nouns) Move (use
–ing forms)
Exchange
(use bare
verbs)
(8) T: Those letters have special names. [starter-give background info to
prepare for the question]
Teacher-
elicit
Do you know what it is? [elicitation]-most important bc it
determines the head of the move I: eliciting
P: Vowels. [reply] R:
informing
T: They're vowels, aren't they? [evaluation] F:
commenting
Act (smallest unit of analysis)
-corresponds to a clause or phrase in grammar
-different number of acts; 22 reduced to 17 acts
-elicitation, directive, informative, reply, comment, evaluation, etc (more in seminar)
***FOR TEST know: starter, elicitation, reply, bid, nomination, comment, evaluation, directive, react,
appreciate, aside (pre-response comments)
(below) ON LINK
Act Definition/Characteristics Example
Directive (d) -realized by command
-realizes h of directing move
-to request non verbal response (action)
Behave (be) -realized by action
-realizes h of behaving move
-to provide non verbal response to preceding d
Comment (com) -realized by statement
-realizes post-h of all moves, except framing
-function: to exemplify, expand, explain, justify,
provide additional info, or evaluate ones own
utterance
Engage (eng) -realized by: “mhm” “yeah”, low/mid key
echoes
-not realize any element of move structure
-to provide minimal feedback while not
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