|Title||Indexing one’s own previous action as inadequate: On ah-prefaced repeats as receipt tokens in French talk-in-interaction|
|Tag(s)||EMCA, Speech Prosody, Conversation Analysis, French language, French linguistics, Intersubjectivity, French, talk-in-interaction, repetition, receipts, particles, indexicality, intersubjectivity, prosody, phonetics|
|Journal||Language in Society|
Indexing one ’ s own previous action as inadequate: On
-prefaced repeats as receipt tokens in Frenchtalk-in-interaction This article considers a practice in French talk-in-interaction, formally char-acterized as other-repeats prefaced by the change-of-state particle ah. Thetarget practice accomplishes aclaim of receipt, while at the same time index-ing as somehow inadequate a previous turn by the receipt speaker. Evidencedrawn upon includes: (i) the sequential locations of the examined phenome-non; (ii) ensuing developments of the sequence, wherein the indexed inade-quacy is more explicitly acknowledged; and (iii) the discriminability of thefocal practice with respect to alternative practices. Two phonetically distin-guished variants of the practice, and their respective sequential projections(‘problematizing’ topicalization or ‘accepting’
closure), are discussed. Thisarticle contributes to the study of how intersubjectivity is managed and ad-ministered by participants, and to research on the management of account-ability for producing ‘adequate’ turns and actions. Finally, it addressesongoing discussions concerning the analysis of multiple actions (ﬁrst- andsecond-order) conveyed simultaneously in single turns.