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Relational rationality and children’s interview responses
2002 (English)In: Human Development, ISSN 0018-716X, E-ISSN 1423-0054, Vol. 45, no 3, 174-187 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Children’s interview responses are often read monologically, as mirror reflections of their spontaneous thinking. In contrast, analyses of alignments and collaboration imply a dialogical approach. We argue that in a dialogical analysis, children’s interview responses should be read in terms of a relational rationality. Against the backdrop of such a rationality, ‘immature’ responses can be understood in terms of children’s desire to please the interviewer, and by their rational desire to align themselves with their co-participants. In contrast to the scientific rationality of Grice’s conversational maxims, relational rationality is instead discussed in terms of social relations

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Basel: Karger AG , 2002. Vol. 45, no 3, 174-187 p.
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Children’s interview responses, Dialogicality, Relational alignments, Relational rationality
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-18213DOI: 10.1159/000057073OAI: diva2:184736
Available from: 2009-01-24 Created: 2009-01-24 Last updated: 2010-05-23Bibliographically approved

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