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”Om du har något annat ord för det?”: Hur deltagares skilda perspektiv kommer till uttryck i ett undervisningssammanhang
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
2010 (Swedish)In: Språk & Stil, ISSN 1101-1165, Vol. 20, 165-188 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper examines how participants interactionally display and construct their different orientationstowards an ongoing activity. On an overarching level, they participate in the same activity,but on a local level it can be demonstrated that they exercise activities with different goals. I referto their diverse orientations as different perspectives on the ongoing activity. The analytic emphasisis placed on how participants’ perspectives are interactionally accomplished.

The two sequences analyzed in this paper are extracted from video recordings of Swedish universitytutorials. Through close analysis of the interaction, it is demonstrated that the request forscientific terms is used as a resource for the teacher to direct the scope of the interaction. Moreover,this action demonstrates how the teacher’s perspective expresses a preferred focus on an abstract‘scientific’ level. The teacher’s perspective diverges from several students’ perspectives, which inturn demonstrates different orientations towards the ongoing activity.

From an educational point of view the study provides us with a deeper understanding of howstudents and teachers may perceive and treat the same activity in the classroom in diverging ways.In a wider context, the study also gives us insights into how different individuals interactionallyconstruct their different understandings of the same context.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Adolf Noreen-sällskapet för svensk språk- och stilforskning , 2010. Vol. 20, 165-188 p.
Keyword [en]
Conversation Analysis (CA), academic discourse, university tutorial, perspective, participation, Swedish
Keyword [sv]
Akademisk diskurs, Conversation Analysis (CA), undervisning, perspektiv, deltagande, Svenska
National Category
Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-144605OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-144605DiVA: diva2:393733
Available from: 2011-10-12 Created: 2011-02-01 Last updated: 2012-03-20Bibliographically approved

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