Turn management in Garrwa mixed-language conversations

Mushin, Ilana and Gardner, Rod (2011). Turn management in Garrwa mixed-language conversations. In Brett Baker, Ilana Mushin, Mark Harvey and Rod Gardner (Ed.), Indigenous language and social identity: Papers in honour of Michael Walsh (pp. 207-221) Canberra, ACT, Australia: Pacific Linguistics.

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Author Mushin, Ilana
Gardner, Rod
Title of chapter Turn management in Garrwa mixed-language conversations
Title of book Indigenous language and social identity: Papers in honour of Michael Walsh
Place of Publication Canberra, ACT, Australia
Publisher Pacific Linguistics
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780858836181
Editor Brett Baker
Ilana Mushin
Mark Harvey
Rod Gardner
Chapter number 12
Start page 207
End page 221
Total pages 15
Total chapters 22
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary In this paper we present a Conversation Analytic exploration of turn-taking practices in the conversations of five elderly Garrwa women. The inspiration for this work has come from observations on Aboriginal conversational style made by Michael Walsh in his earlier ethnographic and linguistic fieldwork in the Wadeye community. Through working empirically with a corpus of closely transcribed talk in a different community from that described by Walsh, we hope to come closer to understanding patterns of conversational behaviour that underlie his general observations. Here we examine a range of factors associated with conversational turn-taking: the timing of when someone chooses to start talking; how gaps and overlaps are tolerated; use and placement of response tokens, and orientation of speakers to starting their turns at points of (possible) completion of prior utterances. 1 [Introduction extract]
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