Consecutive clause combinations in instructing activities: Directives and accounts in physical training

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This chapter investigates the formatting of instructions in physical training with personal trainers or physiotherapists. Instructions occur in multimodal activities where invitations to action, compliances with them, and accounts for them emerge through grammatical, prosodic and embodied resources. We identified a two-part pattern [directive & account] that accomplishes a complex structural and pragmatic unit in trainers’ instructions. The instructions are grammatically formed of consecutive clause combinations in which the directive part is a declarative or an imperative. These combinations emerge in interactive sequences and are a designed, rather than a contingent feature in the making of instructions. Nevertheless, there is variation in their sequential emergence and grammatical and prosodic composition, from tight packages to projected or expanded clause/action combinations.
Titel på gästpublikationEmergent syntax for conversation : Clausal patterns and the organisation of action
RedaktörerYael Maschler, Simona Pekarek Doehler, Jan Lindström, Leelo Keevallik
Antal sidor30
FörlagJohn Benjamins
Utgivningsdatum10 jan 2020
ISBN (tryckt)9789027204431
ISBN (elektroniskt)9789027261939
StatusPublicerad - 10 jan 2020
MoE-publikationstypA3 Del av bok eller annan forskningsbok


NamnStudies in language an social interaction


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