Reaction Paper

As a reminder, you will choose ONE of the questions to answer for each reading and in approximately one paragraph.

Reading Response 1: Duranti (1992)
1. What non-technical matters does Duranti warn researchers to keep in mind when filming?
2. What guidance might Duranti offer if he were writing this article now about current technology? What has changed since 1992?
3. What should you keep in mind when deciding where to place the camera and microphone?

Reading Response 2: Edwards (1992)
1. Why is it important to transcribe spoken language?
2) What are the key issues in transcription? Select any one to discuss.

Reading Response 3: Reed (2011), Section 1.1
1. What does Reed mean by “conditional relevance”? How do participants make themselves understood based on conditional relevance?
2. Describe how speakers in some of the excerpts in this reading use strategies to maintain conversational order and manage turns.
3. From the perspective of conversation analysis, how do participants in conversation create meaning?

Reading Response 4: Iwasaki/Horie (1998)
1. Why did the authors choose the data they did? How did they justify the choice?
2. What is conversation floor as the authors defined it? How is it different from Reed (2011)? 3. What are the main features of the speech styles in Japanese and Thai?

Reading Response 5: Reed (2011), Section 1.2
1. What role does prosodic orientation play in conversation?
2. Describe the components of prosody and some of the functions different prosodic features can have in conversation.
3. With reference to any of the excerpts mentioned in this section, what role does prosody play in the management of turn taking?
4. How can prosodic features be employed in tandem with other conversational resources to accomplish a speaker’s aims?

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