This collection showcases cutting-edge developments in co-construction in discourse. Drawing on the pioneering work of Dale A. Koike, the volume contributes new understandings of how speakers jointly negotiate meanings, contexts, identities, and social positions in interaction.
The volume is organized around three key themes in co-construction—co-constructed discourse, pragmatics in discourse, and teaching and assessment of discourse—and builds on the introductory chapter that situates the discussion on context and co-construction as fundamental to understanding meaning-making in interaction. Drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives across strands of linguistics and education, chapters explore both the contextual elements that frame co-construction processes and the distinct dynamics between action and language use across a wide range of interactional contexts, including sports commentary, interviews, everyday conversation, classroom discourse, and digitally mediated settings. Taken together, the book highlights the impact of Koike’s contributions on existing research in pragmatics and discourse and exhibits the potential for her work to frame scholarship on emerging interactional contexts.
This volume will be of particular interest to students and researchers in discourse studies, pragmatics, applied linguistics, second language studies, and language education, as well as those interested in interaction across diverse contexts.
List of contributors
Chapter 1. Introduction: Context and Co-Construction in Interaction, Pragmatics, and Second Language Applications
Chapter 2. Institutional Roles as Interactional Achievements: The Epistemics of Sports Commentary
Chapter 3. [A/aa ‘oh’ + demo ‘but’]-Prefaced Affiliative Response in Japanese: Co-Construction of a Shared Stance Through Opinion-Negotiation
Chapter 4. Corrective Feedback and the Ideological Co-Construction of Expertise
Pragmatics of Discourse
Chapter 5. Multimodal and Co-Constructed Speech Acts: Gratitude and Other Responses to Compliments and Gifts in Peninsular Spanish
Chapter 6. Multimodal Resources in the Co-Construction of Humorous Discourse
Chapter 7. Epistemic Causality in Spanish Narratives as Evidence of Knowledge Frames
Teaching and Assessment of Discourse
Chapter 8. Discourse Approaches to Second Language Reflections in Portfolio Assessment: An Activity Theory Account of Learner Agency
Chapter 9. Intersubjectivity in Co-Constructed Test Discourse: What is the Role of L2 Speaking Ability?
Chapter 10. Changing Expectations through Drama-Based Pedagogy:
An L2 Spanish Conversation Course about Study Abroad
Afterward. Co-Construction and Frames in a Post-Digital Age
Epilogue. Dale Koike and Research on Pragmatics in Interaction: Mentor, Collaborator, Friend