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Authors/Editors: Goodwin, Marjorie Harness
Title: “Aggravated correction and disagreement in children's conversations.”
Year: 1983
Pages: pp. 657-677
Publication type: Article in journal
In: Journal of Pragmatics 7
DOI: 10.1016/0378-2166(83)90089-9
Language: English
Keyword(s): black child ; child-child conversation ; conflict ; conversational organization, L1-acquisition of ; intonation, L1-acquisition of ; repair ; turn, L1-acquisition of ; urban community
Annotation: Features of 'aggravated' correction and disagreement in the naturally occurring conversations of urban black children (ages 4-14) are investigated. Intonation contours, turnshapes, and the patterning of sequences demonstrate an orientation toward displaying rather than mitigating expressions of opposition with previous utterances. It is argued that such phenomena are constructed through systematic selections of alternatives to procedures for constructing agreement and for accomplishing repair in adult conversation.