|Author(s)||Anthony J. Wootton|
|Title||Object transfer, intersubjectivity and third position repair: early developmental observations of one child|
|Tag(s)||EMCA, Objects in interaction, Child-parent-interaction, Request sequences, Third position repair, Intersubjectivity|
|Journal||Journal of Child Language|
Interaction sequences are explored which are initiated by either child requests or adult offers of objects. The focus is on those sequences in which the child does not want an object that is passed to her, and on how the child manages such an interactional contingency. Throughout the age range in question, 1;0 to 1;8, the child uses re-requests where this contingency occurs in request sequences. The analysis traces the development of these re-requests and compares them with other forms of re-request. In addition, differences are uncovered as between request and offer sequences concerning the child's ways of dealing with an unwanted object that is passed to her. Linkages are made between these themes and work on third position repair within conversation analysis. Home based video-recordings of one child between the ages of 1;0 and 1;8 constitute the data base for the study.