Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Listenership in polylogic discourse

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This study investigates how listenership is manifested in a particular discourse setting, namely simulated business negotiation. The study is based on material recorded on video from a corpus of negotiations between international business students. There is a special focus on the interactional placement of backchannels. This refers to the direction of backchannelling between the two teams as well as possible trajectories of listenership signals between the individual interlocutors. The data shows that backchannels are used not only as indicators of listenership across the negotiation table, signalling comprehension vis-à-vis speakers from the opposite team, but also to support co-team members’ utterances and that the pragmatic functions of individual tokens crucially depend on the context of use.

10.1163/9789401207713_003
/content/books/b9789401207713s003
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
10
5
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Corpus Linguistics and Variation in English — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation