What is it about?
The paper discusses how collaborative production of an utterance serve for a specific action and/or activity - assessment. In particular, it examines how syntactic, prosodic and bodily-visual devices are used to realize collaborative assessment, and what functions these collaborations have in interaction.
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Why is it important?
Our study shows that assessments, which are mostly made together with embodied actions in face-to-face interaction, can be recognized without a syntactically complete utterance. In addition, it invites us to reflect critically on the traditional view of grammatical structure as a set of fixed products. The contingent practices used by participants in collaborative assessments have revealed the co-operative nature of grammar and interaction.
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This page is a summary of: Collaborative assessments in Mandarin conversation, Chinese Language and Discourse An International and Interdisciplinary Journal, July 2021, John Benjamins, DOI: 10.1075/cld.00037.fan.
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