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The interactional profile of a placeholder: the Estonian demonstrative see
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages.
2010 (English)In: Fillers, Pauses and Placeholders / [ed] Nino Amiridze, Boyd H. Davis & Margaret Maclagan, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins , 2010, 139-172 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Fillers are used to delay the next due unit in talk. The study argues that there may be interactional advantages in the delay of key items in turns, such as easing the processing for the recipient, announcing structural boundaries of conversation, and displaying orientation to the sensitiveness of the action. The subject matter of the paper is the Estonian pronoun and demonstrative see, which is also used as a placeholder. See projects a noun as the next due item and locally organizes the actions of the participants so that either the speaker or the recipient will produce it. Its particular interactional affordance is enabling the ordering of elements of noun phrases in ways that breach the rules of grammatical well-formedness.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins , 2010. 139-172 p.
, Typological studies in language, ISSN 0167-7373 ; 93
Keyword [en]
demonstratives, grammar in interaction, projection, Estonian, filler
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Specific Languages
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-132487ISBN: 978 90 272 0674 9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-132487DiVA: diva2:358155
Available from: 2010-10-21 Created: 2010-10-21 Last updated: 2013-04-12Bibliographically approved

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