Reanalysis of discernment from a social constructivist perspective: Academic consultation sessions in Japanese universities

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2005
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Cook, H.C.
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National Foreign Language Resource Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa
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From the social constructivist perspective, this paper examines speech style shifts in academic consultation sessions between professors and students in Japanese universities and demonstrates that politeness is an interactional achievement. The paper attempts to show how what has previously been described as a display of discernment can be reanalyzed as an active co construction in the sequential organization of talk.
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NW42
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social constructivism, Japanese, pragmatics
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Cook, H. C. (2005). Reanalysis of discernment from a social constructivist perspective: Academic consultation sessions in Japanese universities (Research Note #42) [PDF document]. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i, National Foreign Language Resource Center.
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