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Att dela språk men inte samtalsmönster: Återkoppling i sverigesvenska och finlandssvenska handledningssamtal
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Scandinavian Languages. (IVIP)
Åbo universitet. (IVIP)
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Scandinavian Languages. (IVIP)
Åbo universitet. (IVIP)
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2015 (Swedish)In: Folkmålsstudier, ISSN 0356-1771, Vol. 53, 141-166 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sharing language but not communicative patterns:

Feedback in Sweden-Swedish and Finland-Swedish academic counselling interaction

In this article, we present a study of oral feedback (back-channels and responsive

turns) given in academic counselling meetings between an essay supervisor and one or

two students. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss and improve an academic

text written by the students. Our data consist of naturally occurring Sweden-Swedish

and Finland-Swedish institutional interactions at the university level. The overall aim

of the study is to compare feedback patterns in the Sweden-Swedish and the Finland-

Swedish data and to contribute to the field of variational pragmatics. A detailed

analysis of the recorded interactions reveals overt differences in the frequency,

intensity and distribution of feedback in the two varieties of Swedish. In the Sweden-

Swedish data, there is a preference for relational work, evidenced, for instance, by

students praising the advice given by the supervisor. In the Finland-Swedish data, an

orientation towards clarity is prominent and corrective advice, for instance, is usually

uttered in a straightforward way. Our results support previous findings on communicative

patterns in Sweden and Finland. These findings highlight the dialogic nature

of institutional communication in Sweden, on the one hand, and the orientation to the

task and its result in comparable situations in Finland, on the other. The outcome of

this study adds to the understanding of the communicative patterns of Sweden-

Swedish and Finland-Swedish with a detailed analysis of the oral feedback occurring

in counselling meetings.

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2015. Vol. 53, 141-166 p.
Keyword [en]
Sweden Swedish, Finland Swedish, pluricentric languages, institutional discourse, supervision meetings, feedback
Keyword [sv]
sverigesvenska, finlandssvenska, pluricentriska språk, institutionella samtal, handledningssamtal, återkoppling
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-119406OAI: diva2:845438
Interaktion och variation i pluricentriska språk IVIP
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, M12-0137:1
Available from: 2015-08-11 Created: 2015-08-11 Last updated: 2015-08-12Bibliographically approved

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