Ap English Conversation Analysis Examples

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I will analyze the conversation of the second record of my group. The participants of the conversation are Aimee, An, Queenie (Qin), Henri, and me. Aimee is the native speaker of English, and others are non-native speakers of English; their native languages are Vietnamese, Chinese, French, and Japanese as the order of the names. In this conversation analysis report, I will deal with turn-taking, topics, and repair.
First, I would like to focus on turn-taking. According to Wong and Waring (2010), there are three types of the turn-taking: (1) current-selects-next speaker, including address term, initiating action with gaze, and initiating action that limits potential eligible respondents, (2) next-speaker self-selection, including overlap, turn-entry
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Wong and Waring (2010) mention that address term means selecting the next speaker obviously (p. 35). The example of address term is Aimee’s utterance, “Ikuko, what’s your favorite class?” because Aimee said my name, and asked the question. According to Wong and Waring (2010), initiating action that limits potential eligible respondents is to ask questions that the person who can answer is limited although it does not seem to select anyone (p.36). There are some examples: “You have a camera? Or do you borrow it?” and “Do you like that?” In both of the questions, the names who should have answered were not mentioned, but the persons who could answer were limited. Focusing on the first question, it was only me who could answer because I said that I took photography class before An asked this question. In the second question, Queenie said, “I take sociology.” before Aimee asked this question, so this question was towards Queenie.
Paying attention to the next-speaker self-selection, turn-entry device occurred. Wong and Waring (2010) indicate that turn-entry device is “a turn-initial item such as well, but, and, so, you know, or yeah which does not project the exact plan of the turn’s construction” (p.41). The following conversation (1) is the example of the turn-entry
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