Across languages and cultures: Brokering problems of understanding in conversational repair

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleAcross languages and cultures: Brokering problems of understanding in conversational repair Author(S)Galina B Bolden (Author)
Abstract  This article examines the interactional construction of language competence in bilingual immigrant communities. The focus is on how participants in social interaction resolve problems of understanding that are demonstrably rooted in their divergent linguistic and cultural expertise. Using the methodology of conversation analysis to examine mundane video-recorded conversations in Russian-American immigrant families ...Paginationp97-122
SubjectSociologyDescriptorsSociolinguistics
Journal TitleLanguage in Society  
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