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ERIC Number: ED493626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 39
Abstractor: ERIC
"Listenership" in Japanese: An Examination of Overlapping Listener Response
Ikeda, Keiko
National Foreign Language Resource Center at University of Hawaii
This study focuses on a particular listening pattern in Japanese which occurs by overlapping with the current speaker's incrementing utterance. Applying the Conversational Analysis approach to conversational data, the study delineates how native speakers utilize overlapping listener responses to indicate their strong alignment, and why learners of Japanese, even at advance level, do not (or cannot) make use of overlapping responses.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Manoa. National Foreign Language Resource Center.