Clarifications and Carnival. Children’s Embodied Investments in a Literacy Conversation

Helle Pia Laursen, Kirsten L. Kolstrup

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Abstract

Previous studies of clarification requests in conversations involving second language users typically view such requests as important to obtain ‘comprehensible input’ or as a form of repair resulting in a sidetrack from the ongoing conversation. This article argues that clarification requests potentially have a much deeper influence on the course of interaction. Using data from a classroom literacy activity, involving three 12 year olds jointly reconstructing a text, the analysis shows how the requests become points of departures for a collective exploration of the symbolic possibilities of sign, text, body and space, through which a Bakhtinian carnivalesque and grotesque universe emerge.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftClassroom Discourse
Vol/bind9
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)112-131
Antal sider20
ISSN1946-3014
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2018
Udgivet eksterntJa

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