Opin vísindi

Other-initiated repair in Icelandic

Other-initiated repair in Icelandic

Title: Other-initiated repair in Icelandic
Author: Gísladóttir, Rósa Signý
Date: 2015-01
Language: English
Scope: 20
Department: Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies
Series: Open Linguistics; 1(1)
ISSN: 2300-9969
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opli-2015-0004
Subject: Málvísindi; Conversation analysis; Icelandic; Other-initiated repair; Language and Linguistics; Linguistics and Language
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2903

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Gísladóttir , R S 2015 , ' Other-initiated repair in Icelandic ' , Open Linguistics , vol. 1 , no. 1 , pp. 309-328 . https://doi.org/10.1515/opli-2015-0004


The ability to repair problems with hearing or understanding in conversation is critical for successful communication. This article describes the linguistic practices of other-initiated repair (OIR) in Icelandic through quantitative and qualitative analysis of a corpus of video-recorded conversations. The study draws on the conceptual distinctions developed in the comparative project on repair described in the introduction to this issue. The main aim is to give an overview of the formats for OIR in Icelandic and the type of repair practices engendered by them. The use of repair initiations in social actions not aimed at solving comprehension problems is also briefly discussed. In particular, the interjection ha has a rich usage extending beyond open other-initiation of repair. By describing the linguistic machinery for other-initiated repair in Icelandic, this study contributes to the typology of conversational structure and to the still nascent field of Icelandic social interaction studies.


Publisher Copyright: ©2015 Rosa S. Gisladottir, licensee De Gruyter Open.

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