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ERIC Number: EJ1007007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0302-1475
Coordinating the Chain of Utterances: An Analysis of Communicative Flow and Turn Taking in an Interpreted Group Dialogue for Deaf-Blind Persons
Berge, Sigrid Slettebakk; Raanes, Eli
Sign Language Studies, v13 n3 p350-371 Spr 2013
This article explains how interpreters for deaf-blind people coordinate and express turn-taking signals in an interpreted dialogue. Empirical materials are derived from a video-ethnographic study of an interpreted-mediated board meeting with five deaf-blind participants. The results show that the interpreters provide access to visual and auditory signals for orientation and attention, exchange miniresponse signals, and actively take part in the negotiation of turns. As a result of these action patterns, a sequential order of interaction is established in the dialogue, and despite their inability to see or hear one another, the board members participate actively, and communication flows. (Contains 3 figures, 1 note, and 2 transcripts.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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