Location

Purdue University West Lafayette, IN Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239

Event Website

http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~pla2006/symposium/2015/index.html

Keywords

conversation analysis, person reference

Description

This study looks at how the non-recognitional reference form “someone” is used to refer to a known referent when a recognitional, such as a first name or a descriptive recognitional (Stiver, 2007), is available (Sacks & Schegloff, 1979). In a conversation, when participants have shared knowledge about who a referent is, the occurrence of “someone” connotes more than a simple reference to the referent. While there is little previous research concerning the use of a non-recognitional to complete particular social actions, in this study, I show how “someone” can be employed to accomplish disaffiliative actions such as complaints, accusations and disassociation in both every-day and institutional talk through conversation analysis (CA).

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Apr 10th, 2:30 PM Apr 11th, 9:00 PM

Uses of Someone: Beyond Simple Person Reference

Purdue University West Lafayette, IN Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239

This study looks at how the non-recognitional reference form “someone” is used to refer to a known referent when a recognitional, such as a first name or a descriptive recognitional (Stiver, 2007), is available (Sacks & Schegloff, 1979). In a conversation, when participants have shared knowledge about who a referent is, the occurrence of “someone” connotes more than a simple reference to the referent. While there is little previous research concerning the use of a non-recognitional to complete particular social actions, in this study, I show how “someone” can be employed to accomplish disaffiliative actions such as complaints, accusations and disassociation in both every-day and institutional talk through conversation analysis (CA).

https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/plas/2015/proceedings/5