20211 CALSC York talk by Professor Chase Raymond

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Type Seminar
Categories (tags) Uncategorized
Dates 2021/06/10 - 2021/06/10
Link https://bit.ly/3p7n2Gx
Address Zoom (UK time)
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2021 CALSC York talk by Professor Chase Raymond:


The Centre for Advanced Studies in Language & Communication (CASLC) is delighted to present a talk by…

  • Professor Chase Raymond Department of Linguistics
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
  • Suffixation as an Interactional Resource: Some Methodological Notes on Morphology in Action
  • Date: Thursday 10th June 2021
  • Time: 2.30pm-4.00pm (UK time)
  • Place: Zoom. If you’re on the CASLC-guest mailing list, you will receive a zoom link via google calendar. You do not need to register if you’re on our mailing list. If you’re not on our mailing list, you can register for the talk here: https://bit.ly/3p7n2Gx. If you’re unable to use the online registration form, please contact: merran.toerien@york.ac.uk.


In this presentation, I offer some methodological reflections on the study of morphology as participants’ resource in social interaction. I begin by calling attention to morphology as a comparatively underexamined level of linguistic structure by conversation analysts and interactional linguists, in that it has yet to receive the same dedicated consideration that (for example) phonetics in interaction has received. I discuss a few potential reasons for this, highlighting in particular some of the methodological issues that analysts of real-time language use must consider in targeting morphology in action. I then introduce an ongoing study of suffixes/suffixation in Spanish—namely, diminutives (e.g., -ito/a; carro ‘car’ à carrito ‘little car’ [lit.]), augmentatives (e.g., -ote; abrazo ‘hug’ à abrazote ‘big hug’ [lit.]), and superlatives (e.g., ísimo/a; caro ‘expensive’ à carísimo ‘super expensive’ [lit.])—and review how the sequentiality of interaction can offer analysts a window into participants’ use of these morphological resources in the service of social action. I conclude by offering some thoughts as to how the sequentiality of talk might inform the future exploration of other sorts of morphological operations in interaction across languages.