Demonstrating Recipiency: Knowledge Displays as a Resource for the Unaddressed Participant

Mardi Kidwell
1997 Issues in Applied Linguistics  
This paper expands conversation analytic notions of recipiency by considering recipient proactivity. At issue are the methods by which an unaddressed participant of a story-in-progress makes claims on a tellers attention through a series of upgraded responses to the story. These claims range from gaze direction toward the teller, to displays of knowledge of particular story components. The recipient's displays of knowledge regarding the story provide a resource for her to elicit the teller 's
more » ... tention, thereby providing her a method of challenging the participation framework of the ongoing talk.
doi:10.5070/l482005258 fatcat:eynapvrwyfb7xe6cjeilrrd6ke