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Pointing backward and forward: be’-prefaced responsive turns in Italian L1 and L2
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9290-4167
(English)In: Language, Interaction and Acquisition, ISSN 1879-7865, E-ISSN 1879-7873Article in journal (Refereed) In press
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In this study, we analyze the kind of actions L1 and L2 speakers of Italian perform by prefacing their responsive turns with the discourse marker be’. As a baseline, the article begins with an analysis of how native speakers of Italian use be’. We then carry out a quantitative and a qualitative analysis of the use of be’ in a number of L2 learners at different proficiency levels from three data sets of different types of interactions between students and native speakers of Italian. In the qualitative analysis, we adopt a conversation analytic perspective. The results suggest that both native speakers and L2 speakers, at an intermediate to an advanced level, perform a variety of social actions by be’-prefacing their responsive turns.  

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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-127198OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-127198DiVA: diva2:907320
Available from: 2016-02-27 Created: 2016-02-27 Last updated: 2016-03-08Bibliographically approved

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