Peter Auer

List of John Benjamins publications for which Peter Auer plays a role.


ISSN 1018-2101 | E-ISSN 2406-4238

Book series


Subjects Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Theoretical linguistics

The Contextualization of Language

Edited by Peter Auer and Aldo Di Luzio

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 22] 1992. xvi, 402 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Theoretical linguistics

Bilingual Conversation

Peter Auer

[Pragmatics & Beyond, V:8] 1984. ix, 116 pp.
Subjects Multilingualism | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology


Auer, Peter and Daniel Duran 2024 Chapter 4. Coronalisation in the German multi-ethnolect: Evidence for regional differentiation?The Continuity of Linguistic Change: Selected papers in honour of Juan Andrés Villena-Ponsoda, Vida-Castro, Matilde and Antonio Manuel Ávila-Muñoz (eds.), pp. 79–99 | Chapter
We investigate coronalisation, i.e. the fronting of the palatal fricative /ç/, in the multi-ethnolect spoken by young people in the city of Stuttgart. In contrast to a previous study on the Berlin multi-ethnolect, which claims a merger of /ç/ with /ʃ/, we only find a weak and unstable tendency… read more
Auer, Peter, Barbara Laner, Martin Pfeiffer and Kerstin Botsch 2024 Noticing and assessing nature: A multimodal investigation of the format “perception imperative + exclamative” based on mobile eye-tracking dataNew Perspectives in Interactional Linguistic Research, Selting, Margret and Dagmar Barth-Weingarten (eds.), pp. 242–271 | Chapter
We analyze how walkers employ a verbal format, i.e., the combination of a perception imperative followed by a wie (‘how’)-exclamative (e.g., KUCK ma wie TRAUMhaft das is; ‘look PTCL how wonderful that is’), in its multimodal embedding, thus contributing to a multimodal extension of interactional… read more
Like many other languages, but unlike modern (standard) English, German has a distinct second person plural pronoun (ihr, ‘you guys’), contrasting with the second person singular pronoun (du). The second person plural pronoun addresses a turn to more than one, and possibly all co-present… read more
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
In this paper, I argue that gaze behavior in multiparty interaction is essential for addressee selection and for next-speaker selection by current speaker. The two conversational tasks are related, but – at least in longer turns – not identical and should be distinguished analytically. In… read more
Auer, Peter and Leonie Cornips 2018 Chapter 4. Cité Duits: A polyethnic miners’ varietyThe Sociolinguistics of Place and Belonging: Perspectives from the margins, Cornips, Leonie and Vincent A. de Rooij (eds.), pp. 55–88 | Chapter
In the late 1930s and 1940s, locally born children of immigrant coal miners in Tuinwijk, a neighborhood in the village of Eisden in Belgian Limburg, developed a way of speaking among themselves which they later labelled Cité Duits. Having become coal miners themselves, they continued to use Cité… read more
Auer, Peter 2017 Chapter 14. Epilogue: Imperatives – The language of immediate actionImperative Turns at Talk: The design of directives in action, Sorjonen, Marja-Leena, Liisa Raevaara and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen (eds.), pp. 411–424 | Chapter
Auer, Peter 2015 The temporality of language in interaction: projection and latencyTemporality in Interaction, Deppermann, Arnulf and Susanne Günthner (eds.), pp. 27–56 | Article
This paper focuses on two basic principles in the dialogical emergence of self-contained linguistic units (‘sentences’) in interaction: projection and latency. Both are elementary for the synchronization of participants’ minds in what I call the online emergence of syntax. Projection enables… read more
Auer, Peter 2014 Syntactic structures and their symbiotic guests: Notes on analepsis from the perspective of online syntaxApproaches to grammar for interactional linguistics, Laury, Ritva, Marja Etelämäki and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen (eds.), pp. 533–560 | Article
The empirical focus of this paper is on utterances that re-use syntactic structures from a preceding syntactic unit. Next utterances of this type are usually treated as (coordination) ellipsis. It is argued that from an on-line perspective on spoken syntax, they are better described as structural… read more
Auer, Peter, Monica Heller and Celia Roberts 2014 John J. GumperzHandbook of Pragmatics: 2014 Installment, Östman, Jan-Ola and Jef Verschueren (eds.) | Article
Auer, Peter, Javier Caro Reina and Göz Kaufmann 2013 IntroductionLanguage Variation - European Perspectives IV: Selected papers from the Sixth International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 6), Freiburg, June 2011, Auer, Peter, Javier Caro Reina and Göz Kaufmann (eds.), pp. vii–xiv | Article
Auer, Peter 2012 Spatial indexicalities and spatial pragmaticsPragmaticizing Understanding: Studies for Jef Verschueren, Meeuwis, Michael and Jan-Ola Östman (eds.), pp. 53–76 | Article
This paper argues for a rapprochement between the two hitherto entirely separate linguistic research traditions that have as their topic the relationship of space and language. This is on the one hand research on spatial deixis, which focuses on how languages are equipped to deal with location and… read more
Auer, Peter and Carol M. Eastman 2010 Code-switchingHandbook of Pragmatics: 2010 Installment, Östman, Jan-Ola and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 1–34 | Article
Auer, Peter and Carol M. Eastman 2010 Code-switchingSociety and Language Use, Jaspers, Jürgen, Jan-Ola Östman and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 84–112 | Article
Local, John, Peter Auer and Paul Drew 2010 Retrieving, redoing and resuscitating turns in conversationProsody in Interaction, Barth-Weingarten, Dagmar, Elisabeth Reber and Margret Selting (eds.), pp. 131–160 | Article
Not infrequently in conversation, a speaker launches an activity which in some way or other is intercepted by another co-participant, or is otherwise unsuccessful, such that it receives no proper uptake. Activities of this kind may simply be lost. However, speakers who did not succeed may also ‘try… read more
Auer, Peter 2009 Context and contextualizationKey Notions for Pragmatics, Verschueren, Jef and Jan-Ola Östman (eds.), pp. 86–101 | Article
Auer, Peter 2007 Why are increments such elusive objects? An afterthoughtTurn continuation in cross-linguistic perspective, Couper-Kuhlen, Elizabeth and Tsuyoshi Ono (eds.), pp. 647–658 | Article
It is argued that the type of unit expansions called ‘increments’ by Schegloff 1996 is too narrowly focused on English. While the structure of English makes it particularly suited for this kind of expansion, a typologically more satisfactory approach to unit expansion runs into problems if it… read more
Auer, Peter and Barbara Rönfeldt 2004 Prolixity as adaptation: Prosody and turn-taking in German conversation with a fluent aphasicSound Patterns in Interaction: Cross-linguistic studies from conversation, Couper-Kuhlen, Elizabeth and Cecilia E. Ford (eds.), pp. 171–200 | Article
Auer, Peter and İnci Dirim 2003 Socio-cultural orientation, urban youth styles and the spontaneous acquisition of Turkish by non-Turkish adolescents in GermanyDiscourse Constructions of Youth Identities, Androutsopoulos, Jannis and Alexandra Georgakopoulou (eds.), pp. 223–246 | Article
Auer, Peter and Friederike Kern 2001 Three Ways of Analysing Communication between East and West Germans as Intercultural CommunicationCulture in Communication: Analyses of intercultural situations, Di Luzio, Aldo, Susanne Günthner and Franca Orletti (eds.), pp. 89 ff. | Article
Auer, Peter 1996 The pre-front field in spoken german and its relevance as a grammaticalization positionInteraction-based studies of language, Ford, Cecilia E. and Johannes Wagner (eds.), pp. 295–322 | Article
Auer, Peter 1996 Context and contextualizationHandbook of Pragmatics: 1995 Installment, Verschueren, Jef, Jan-Ola Östman, Jan Blommaert † and Chris Bulcaen (eds.), pp. 1–19 | Article
Auer, Peter 1992 Introduction: John Gumperz’ Approach to ContextualizationThe Contextualization of Language, Auer, Peter and Aldo Di Luzio (eds.), pp. 1 ff. | Article
Auer, Peter, Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen and Aldo Di Luzio 1990 Isochrony and ‘Uncomfortable Moments’ in ConversationLearning, Keeping and Using Language: Selected papers from the Eighth World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Sydney, 16–21 August 1987, Halliday, M.A.K. †, John Gibbons and Howard Nicholas (eds.), pp. 269 ff. | Article