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A Coding Scheme for Other-initiated Repair Across Languages

Mark Dingemanse / Kobin H. Kendrick / N. J. Enfield
Published Online: 2016-03-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opli-2016-0002


We provide an annotated coding scheme for other-initiated repair, along with guidelines for building collections and aggregating cases based on interactionally relevant similarities and differences. The questions and categories of the scheme are grounded in inductive observations of conversational data and connected to a rich body of work on other-initiated repair in conversation analysis. The scheme is developed and tested in a 12-language comparative project and can serve as a stepping stone for future work on other-initiated repair and the systematic comparative study of conversational structures.

Keywords: interactional linguistics; conversation analysis; other-initiated repair; typolog; coding


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About the article

Received: 2015-05-27

Accepted: 2015-10-30

Published Online: 2016-03-25

Citation Information: Open Linguistics, Volume 2, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 2300-9969, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opli-2016-0002.

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