Recruitments in Murrinhpatha and the preference organization of their possible responses

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    Abstract

    This chapter describes the resources that speakers of Murrinhpatha use when recruiting assistance and collaboration from others in everyday social interaction. The chapter draws on data from video recordings of informal conversation in Murrinpatha, and reports language-specific findings generated within a large-scale comparative project involving eight languages from five continents (see other chapters of this volume). The resources for recruitment described in this chapter include linguistic structures from across the levels of grammatical organization, as well as gestural and other visible and contextual resources of relevance to the interpretation of action in interaction. The presentation of categories of recruitment, and elements of recruitment sequences, follows the coding scheme used in the comparative project (see Chapter 2 of the volume). This chapter extends our knowledge of the structure and usage of Murrinhpatha with detailed attention to the properties of sequential structure in conversational interaction. The chapter is a contribution to an emerging field of pragmatic typology.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGetting others to do things
    Subtitle of host publicationa pragmatic typology of recruitments
    EditorsSimeon Floyd, Giovanni Rossi, N. J. Enfield
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherLanguage Sciences Press
    Pages231– 280
    Number of pages50
    ISBN (Electronic)9783961102785
    ISBN (Print)9783961102792
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020

    Publication series

    NameStudies in Diversity
    Number31
    ISSN (Print)2363-5568

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