Jan Lindström

List of John Benjamins publications for which Jan Lindström plays a role.


Intersubjectivity in Action: Studies in language and social interaction

Edited by Jan Lindström, Ritva Laury, Anssi Peräkylä and Marja-Leena Sorjonen

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 326] 2021. vi, 437 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

Emergent Syntax for Conversation: Clausal patterns and the organization of action

Edited by Yael Maschler, Simona Pekarek Doehler, Jan Lindström and Leelo Keevallik

Subjects Discourse studies | Historical linguistics | Pragmatics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Lindström, Jan 2022 Interactional linguisticsHandbook of Pragmatics: Manual, Verschueren, Jef and Jan-Ola Östman (eds.), pp. 795–801 | Chapter
Auer, Peter and Jan Lindström 2021 On agency and affiliation in second assessments: German and Swedish opinion verbs in talk-in-interactionIntersubjectivity in Action: Studies in language and social interaction, Lindström, Jan, Ritva Laury, Anssi Peräkylä and Marja-Leena Sorjonen (eds.), pp. 81 ff. | Chapter
In this chapter, we discuss design features of second assessments in German and Swedish conversation. We focus on opinion-verb constructions (finden, tycka) in full and reduced clausal formats. The study shows that reduced formats are followed by sequence closure while full formats are followed… read more
Sorjonen, Marja-Leena, Anssi Peräkylä, Ritva Laury and Jan Lindström 2021 Intersubjectivity in action: An introductionIntersubjectivity in Action: Studies in language and social interaction, Lindström, Jan, Ritva Laury, Anssi Peräkylä and Marja-Leena Sorjonen (eds.), pp. 1 ff. | Chapter
Lindström, Jan, Camilla Lindholm, Inga-Lill Grahn and Martina Huhtamäki 2020 Chapter 9. Consecutive clause combinations in instructing activities: Directives and accounts in the context of physical trainingEmergent Syntax for Conversation: Clausal patterns and the organization of action, Maschler, Yael, Simona Pekarek Doehler, Jan Lindström and Leelo Keevallik (eds.), pp. 245–274 | Chapter
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. read more
Lindström, Jan, Martina Huhtamäki and Anne-Marie Londen 2020 Chapter 5. Noun phrases in other-repetitions: Observations of Swedish talk-in-interactionThe ‘Noun Phrase’ across Languages: An emergent unit in interaction, Ono, Tsuyoshi and Sandra A. Thompson (eds.), pp. 93–118 | Chapter
This study examines noun phrases in a specific sequential context: other-repetitions in Swedish conversation, including everyday as well as institutional interaction. Repeating the previous speaker’s words can have various interactional functions, e.g., initiating repair, indicating surprise or… read more
Norrby, Catrin, Jan Lindström, Jenny Nilsson and Camilla Wide 2020 Pluricentric languagesHandbook of Pragmatics: 23rd Annual Installment, Östman, Jan-Ola and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 201–220 | Chapter
Pekarek Doehler, Simona, Yael Maschler, Leelo Keevallik and Jan Lindström 2020 Chapter 1. Complex syntax-in-interaction: Emergent and emerging clause-combining patterns for organizing social actionsEmergent Syntax for Conversation: Clausal patterns and the organization of action, Maschler, Yael, Simona Pekarek Doehler, Jan Lindström and Leelo Keevallik (eds.), pp. 1–22 | Chapter
Wide, Camilla, Hanna Lappalainen, Anu Rouhikoski, Catrin Norrby, Camilla Lindholm, Jan Lindström and Jenny Nilsson 2019 Variation in address practices across languages and nations: A comparative study of doctors’ use of address forms in medical consultations in Sweden and FinlandPragmatics 29:4, pp. 595–621 | Article
This article compares variation in the use of address practices across languages (Swedish, Finnish) and national varieties (Sweden Swedish, Finland Swedish). It undertakes quantitative and qualitative analyses of three sets of transcribed medical consultations. In Sweden Swedish, address… read more
Norrby, Catrin, Camilla Wide, Jenny Nilsson and Jan Lindström 2018 Chapter 2. Positioning through address practice in Finland-Swedish and Sweden-Swedish service encountersPositioning the Self and Others: Linguistic perspectives, Beeching, Kate, Chiara Ghezzi and Piera Molinelli (eds.), pp. 19–49 | Chapter
This chapter investigates social positioning through the use (or non-use) of address pronouns in Finland-Swedish and Sweden-Swedish service encounters recorded at theatre and event booking venues in Finland and Sweden. The results demonstrate some compelling variation in address practices which can… read more
Lindström, Jan, Camilla Lindholm, Catrin Norrby, Camilla Wide and Jenny Nilsson 2017 Chapter 10. Imperatives in Swedish medical consultationsImperative Turns at Talk: The design of directives in action, Sorjonen, Marja-Leena, Liisa Raevaara and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen (eds.), pp. 299–324 | Chapter
This chapter investigates the use of imperative-formatted directives in Swedish medical consultations. The specific focus of the chapter is the division of labor between straight, non-modulated imperative turns and imperative turns which are modulated with a discourse particle or some other… read more
Lindström, Jan 2014 Front field negation in spoken Swedish: A regional archaism?Diachronic Corpus Pragmatics, Taavitsainen, Irma, Andreas H. Jucker and Jukka Tuominen (eds.), pp. 237–254 | Article
The Swedish negating adverb inte ‘not’ usually occurs in the middle of a clause but can also occur in the first constituent position, in the syntactic front field. Fronted negation is common in the spoken varieties of Swedish in Finland, but less typical in the spoken varieties in Sweden. The… read more
Lindström, Jan 2014 On the place of turn and sequence in grammar: Verb-first clausal constructions in Swedish talk-in-interactionApproaches to grammar for interactional linguistics, Laury, Ritva, Marja Etelämäki and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen (eds.), pp. 507–532 | Article
This study elaborates the concept of a positionally sensitive grammar with respect to the sequentiality of turns and the turn constructional units in conversation. The linguistic object of the analysis is clausal constructions in Swedish that are initiated by the finite predicate verb: Polar… read more
Lindström, Jan and Jenny Sylvin 2014 Local majority and minority languages and English in the university: The University of Helsinki in a Nordic comparisonEnglish in Nordic Universities: Ideologies and practices, Hultgren, Anna Kristina, Frans Gregersen and Jacob Thøgersen (eds.), pp. 147–164 | Article
This study explores the usage and demand for local languages and English in a range of universities in Nordic countries. The University of Helsinki is in focus because of its bilingual status with two national languages, which have an official but not an equal position in practice. This research… read more
Moring, Tom, Sebastian Godenhjelm, Saara Haapamäki, Jan Lindström, Jan-Ola Östman, Mirja Saari and Jenny Sylvin 2013 Chapter 14. Language policies in universities and their outcomes: The University of Helsinki in a Northern European contextExploring the Dynamics of Multilingualism: The DYLAN project, Berthoud, Anne-Claude, François Grin and Georges Lüdi (eds.), pp. 299–322 | Article
This chapter explores multilingualism in higher education in the Nordic countries with a particular focus on the University of Helsinki. It applies policy analysis and discourse analytic approaches in an effort to scrutinize the existence of language policies at different levels (EU, national, and… read more
Lindström, Jan 2009 Interactional linguisticsThe Pragmatics of Interaction, D’hondt, Sigurd, Jan-Ola Östman and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 96–103 | Article
Lindström, Jan 2006 Interactional linguisticsHandbook of Pragmatics: 2006 Installment, Verschueren, Jef and Jan-Ola Östman (eds.), pp. 1–9 | Article
Lindström, Jan and Camilla Wide 2005 Tracing the origins of a set of discourse particles: Swedish particles of the type you knowThe Evolution of Pragmatic Markers, Mosegaard Hansen, Maj-Britt and Corinne Rossari (eds.), pp. 211–236 | Article
This paper investigates the historical origins, both syntactic and functional, of a set of discourse particles commonly used in present-day spoken Swedish: hör du ‘(you) listen’, vet du ‘you know’, ser du ‘you see’, and förstår du ‘you understand’. From a synchronic perspective, the particles seem… read more