Show simple item record Obeng, Samuel Gyasi 2008-07-24T17:56:04Z 2008-07-24T17:56:04Z 1989
dc.identifier.citation Obeng, Samuel Gyasi. "Conversational strategies: towards a phonological description of turn-taking in Akan." Journal of West African Languages 19, no. 1 (1989):104-120. en
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dc.description.abstract Phonetic features have function relevance for conversational participants. I provide evidence from three natural conversations ( in Akan) to show that turn-taking correlates with such phonetic features as tempo and rhythm. I argue that rallentando or lento tempo deployed singly or conjointly with a drawled-syllable-time rhythm is turn delimitative. Allegro or accelerando tempo and a clipped-syllable-time rhythm are projective of further speakership by a current speaker. I also show co-participants' response to such features. en
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dc.publisher West African Linguistic Society en
dc.rights This material is copyright of the West African Linguistic Society. Please contact the publisher for information about reproduction and reuse. en
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dc.subject Phonetics en
dc.subject African languages en
dc.subject conversation analysis en
dc.subject Ghana en
dc.subject sociolinguistics en
dc.title Conversational strategies: towards a phonological description of turn-taking in Akan. en
dc.type Article en

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