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Code-Switching Variation in Gibraltar
March 1, 2013... Abstract This article describes the code-switching (CS) patterns of 31 native Gibraltarians (16F/15M) spread over four generations, aged: (A) 14-25 (B) 26-39 (C) 40-59 and (D) 60+, as revealed in a series of structured interviews. It shows that while monolingual or near-monolingual Spanish...
Code-Switching to First Language in Repair-A Resource for Students' Problem Solving in a Foreign Language Classroom
April 1, 2013... Abstract In foreign language classrooms, students and teachers together create practices for language use; they talk the institutional context and institutional identities into being. According to Lave and Wenger, learning can be seen as a deepening process of participation in a community of...
The Co-Construction of Understanding in Danish Naturalization Interviews
April 1, 2013... Abstract This article explores excerpts from Danish naturalization interviews. A naturalization interview is a conversation between a Danish police officer and an applicant for Danish citizenship. During the naturalization interview, the police officer decides whether the applicant fulfils a...
Comprehension Checks, Clarifications, and Corrections in an Emergency Call with a Nonnative Speaker of Swedish
April 1, 2013... Abstract This article reports on a case study of an emergency call with a 12-year-old girl, who is hearably not a native speaker of Swedish. A sequential analysis of the recorded call revealed two interesting interactional practices through which the participants can be seen to pursue mutual...
Reformulation of Questions with Candidate Answers
April 1, 2013... Abstract This article deals with a multiunit question format in which an open question is reformulated as a more specific yes-no question or a list of alternatives. The reformulation is considered a technique for preempting manifest or potential problems of formulating an appropriate answer....