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All hands on deck . Negotiation over gesture forms in collaborative discourse

Harrison, Simon; Adolphs, Svenja; Gillon Dowens, Margaret; Du, Ping; Littlemore, Jeannette

Authors

Simon Harrison

SVENJA ADOLPHS svenja.adolphs@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of English Language and Linguistics

Margaret Gillon Dowens

Ping Du

Jeannette Littlemore



Abstract

Language Related Episodes occur when speakers explicitly question lexical and grammatical aspects of the language they are using, resulting in collaborative discourse and assisted performance from peers. This paper demonstrates how such negotiation and repair may occur in relation to the gestural component of a speaker's expression, leading us to introduce the parallel term ‘Gesture Related Episodes’. Our single case analysis reveals a range of issues that have received little attention, including the problems that people experience with gestures, what constitutes struggling in the gestural modality, and how people help each other to gesture more effectively in collaborative discourse. Our discussion links these issues to the L2 concerns and knowledge asymmetries in our data, as well as to conceptual and conventional features of gestures more generally.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2018-05
Journal Lingua
Electronic ISSN 0024-3841
Publisher Universitas Negeri Semarang
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 207
Pages 1-22
APA6 Citation Harrison, S., Adolphs, S., Gillon Dowens, M., Du, P., & Littlemore, J. (2018). All hands on deck . Negotiation over gesture forms in collaborative discourse. Lingua, 207, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2018.02.002
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2018.02.002
Keywords Language Related Episodes ; Gestures ; Collaborative discourse ; L1–L2 interaction ; Assisted performance ; Peer dialogue
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0024384117304795?via%3Dihub
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0

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