Emma Betz

List of John Benjamins publications for which Emma Betz plays a role.

Titles

Describing and assessing interactional competence in a second language: Special issue of the journal of Applied Pragmatics 5:2 (2023)

Edited by Emma Betz, Taiane Malabarba and Dagmar Barth-Weingarten

Special issue of Applied Pragmatics 5:2 (2023) vi, 176 pp.
Subjects Applied linguistics | Discourse studies | Language acquisition | Pragmatics

OKAY across Languages: Toward a comparative approach to its use in talk-in-interaction

Edited by Emma Betz, Arnulf Deppermann, Lorenza Mondada and Marja-Leena Sorjonen

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

Mobilizing Others: Grammar and lexis within larger activities

Edited by Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm, Emma Betz and Peter Golato

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

Articles

Golato, Andrea, Emma Betz, Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm and Veronika Drake 2024 Verbal and bodily practices for addressing trouble associated with embodied moves in game playNew Perspectives in Interactional Linguistic Research, Selting, Margret and Dagmar Barth-Weingarten (eds.), pp. 189–222 | Chapter
We provide a first systematic account of how interactants manage trouble that is not localizable in talk but rather in embodied conduct in table-top game play. Interventions targeting embodied problems have been termed “remedial actions” (Lerner and Raymond 2021) or “remedies” (Arminen and… read more
The contributions to this Special Issue employ conversation analysis to illustrate how detailed analysis of language use can lead to the identification of assessable features of second/foreign language Interactional Competence (L2 IC) and the development of institutional testing instruments and… read more
Betz, Emma and Arnulf Deppermann 2021 Chapter 3. OKAY in responding and claiming understandingOKAY across Languages: Toward a comparative approach to its use in talk-in-interaction, Betz, Emma, Arnulf Deppermann, Lorenza Mondada and Marja-Leena Sorjonen (eds.), pp. 56–92 | Chapter
OKAY originates from English, but it is increasingly used across languages. This chapter presents data from 13 languages, illustrating the spectrum of possible uses of OKAY in responding and claiming understanding in contexts of informings. Drawing on a wide range of interaction types from both… read more
Betz, Emma and Marja-Leena Sorjonen 2021 Chapter 1. Introduction: OKAY emerging as a cross-linguistic object of study in prior researchOKAY across Languages: Toward a comparative approach to its use in talk-in-interaction, Betz, Emma, Arnulf Deppermann, Lorenza Mondada and Marja-Leena Sorjonen (eds.), pp. 2–28 | Chapter
This chapter sets the context for the articles in the volume – explorations in the use of OKAY in a diverse set of languages, including American English, Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, and Swedish. We first outline the… read more
Helmer, Henrike, Emma Betz and Arnulf Deppermann 2021 Chapter 12. Coordination of OKAY, nods, and gaze in claiming understanding and closing topicsOKAY across Languages: Toward a comparative approach to its use in talk-in-interaction, Betz, Emma, Arnulf Deppermann, Lorenza Mondada and Marja-Leena Sorjonen (eds.), pp. 363–393 | Chapter
Our paper examines how bodily behavior contributes to the local meaning of OKAY. We explore the interplay between OKAY as response to informings and narratives and accompanying multimodal resources in German multi-party interaction. Based on informal and institutional conversations, we describe… read more
Betz, Emma, Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm and Peter Golato 2020 Chapter 1. Mobilizing others: An introductionMobilizing Others: Grammar and lexis within larger activities, Taleghani-Nikazm, Carmen, Emma Betz and Peter Golato (eds.), pp. 1–18 | Chapter
“Mobilizing others” takes a holistic perspective on the practices that we use to get others to act with, and for, us. This introduction reviews recent conceptual developments, notably ‘recruitment’ (Section 1), and then opens up new territory by arguing for a more explicit focus on ‘activity’ in… read more
Taleghani-Nikazm, Carmen, Veronika Drake, Andrea Golato and Emma Betz 2020 Chapter 3. Mobilizing for the next relevant action: Managing progressivity in card game interactionsMobilizing Others: Grammar and lexis within larger activities, Taleghani-Nikazm, Carmen, Emma Betz and Peter Golato (eds.), pp. 47–82 | Chapter
This chapter discusses three different actions speakers can employ to move between two concurrently ongoing activities, playing cards and talking. Specifically, we describe three turn formats that mobilize another participant to perform the next move in a card game: (1) turns including the… read more
Using conversation analysis, this study examines the relationship between word choice and turn construction. In Siebenbürger Sächsisch, a Romanian settlement variety of German, certain adverbs possess functional variants that exhibit position-sensitivity with respect to their placement in turns in… read more