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Co-Construction in Intergenerational Family Conversations

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ISBN-10: 3843371474

ISBN-13: 9783843371476

Edition: N/A

Authors: Toshiko Hamaguchi

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This interactional sociolinguistic analysis of the Japanese demonstrative pronoun are ( that ) in the multi-generational family conversational context provides a new approach to demonstratives such that the retrieval is a collaborative process among interlocutors. In addition to illustrating various collaborative processes of reference retrieval, this study alludes to a possible correlation between the excessive use of unclear reference, that is, are by the elderly member and aging. This hypothesis derives from the gerontological research which documents augmented use of ambiguous pronouns in elderly discourse. By comparing the distributions of are in other interactional contexts including…    
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List price: $91.00
Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.45" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English