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Children's development of facework practices - An emotional endeavor
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics, General Linguistics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7095-0525
2011 (English)In: Journal of Pragmatics, ISSN 0378-2166, Vol. 43, no 13, 3099-3110 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article addresses the origin and development of facework practices in young children by focusing on two kinds of practices in child–parent interaction: (1) situations in which a child’s verbal and nonverbal emotive expressions indicate a need to save face; and (2) situations in which a child uses various strategies in order to save face. Through illustrations from a longitudinal material of child–adult interaction it is argued that emotive reactions constitute the base for face awareness in children. This awareness in time turns to child facework practices, a process aided and shaped by the interactional routines with parents. The central aim of the article is to highlight these two aspects of facework, one internal, emotional and related to face; the other external and interactional. As a second aim the article will enforce that the way we analyze interaction must be transparent in that it can be understood, reviewed and contested by others.

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Amsterdam: Elsevier , 2011. Vol. 43, no 13, 3099-3110 p.
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facework, emotions, interaction, development, children, parents
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-61919DOI: 10.1016/j.pragma.2011.06.001ISI: 000295549700001OAI: diva2:438631
Available from: 2011-09-05 Created: 2011-09-05 Last updated: 2014-04-29Bibliographically approved

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