Pragmatic effects of 'so' in reasons for the sport psychology consultation

Christensen, Steven A. (2009) Pragmatic effects of 'so' in reasons for the sport psychology consultation. In: 11th International Pragmatics Conference, 12-17 July 2009, Melbourne, Australia.

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The present study examined the instructional video, Virtual Sport Psychology: Three Approaches to Sport Psychology Consulting (Brewer, Van Raalte, & Petitpas, 2000) in which three distinguished sport psychologists display how they work with the same athlete-client. The study focused on unexpected variability in closing the reason for the sport psychology consultation sequences. Conversation analysis of the so-prefaced talk showed the incoming speaker beginning after, during, and before the current speaker’s so. It showed the sport psychologists monitoring the turn, sharing the turn, and interrupting and closing the turn, respectively. The results showed that 'so' marks a potential turn and topic transition location within the participation framework of this talk that is open to negotiation. Hearers take up the option but display three different shifts in responsibility to complete the reason for the consultation sequence. These findings have some pedagogical implications for characterising turn exchange in sport psychology professional training. Furthermore, they focus interest on interactional variance in displays of exemplary practice.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit. Unrefereed poster paper. This paper should be cited using APA Style as follows: Christensen, S. A. (2009, July). Pragmatic effects of 'so' in reasons for the sport psychology consultation. Poster presented at the 11th IPrA International Pragmatics Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - No Department
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2011 12:13
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2011 03:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: conversation analysis, sport psychology, so
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200403 Discourse and Pragmatics
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture

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