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Betz, Emma / Deppermann, Arnulf / Mondada, Lorenza / Sorjonen, Marja-Leena (Hrsg.): OKAY across Languages: Toward a comparative approach to its use in talk-in-interaction. VII/440 S. - Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2021.
ISBN: 978-90-272-6028-4
(Studies in Language and Social Interaction 34)

OKAY has been termed ‘a spectacular expression’ and ‘America’s greatest invention’. This volume offers an in-depth empirical study of the uses that have resulted from its global spread. Focusing on actions and interactional practices, it investigates OKAY in a variety of settings in 13 languages. The collected work showcases the importance of a holistic analysis: prosodic realization and the placement of OKAY in its larger sequential and multimodal context emerge as constitutive for distinct uses in individual languages. An inductive approach makes it possible to identify practices not previously documented, for example OKAY used for ‘qualified acceptance’ or as a ‘continuer’, and to document a core of recurrent, similar uses across languages. This work also outlines new research directions for comparative analysis by offering first insights into the diachronic development of OKAY’s uses and the relationship of OKAY to other particles in specific languages.


Acknowledgements S. VII
Betz, Emma / Sorjonen, Marja-Leena:
  Introduction: OKAY emerging as a cross-linguistic object of study in prior research S. 2
Deppermann, Arnulf / Mondada, Lorenza:
  Data and methods used in the study of OKAY across languages IDS-Publikationsserver
S. 30
Generic sequential uses of OKAY across languages
Betz, Emma / Deppermann, Arnulf:
  OKAY in responding and claiming understanding IDS-Publikationsserver
S. 56
Mondada, Lorenza / Sorjonen, Marja-Leena:
  OKAY in closings and transitions S. 94
OKAY in specific languages
Couper-Kuhlen, Elizabeth:
  The prosody and phonetics of OKAY in American English S. 132
Sandager Sørensen, Søren / Steensig, Jakob:
  Rising OKAY in third position in Danish talk-in-interaction S. 176
Koivisto, Aino / Sorjonen, Marja-Leena:
  OKAY as a response to informings in Finnish S. 206
Kuroshima, Satomi / Hyeri Kim, Stephanie / Hayano, Kaoru / Shin Kim, Mary / Lee, Seung-Hee:
  When OKAY is repeated: Closing the talk so far in Korean and Japanese conversations S. 236
OKAY in specific activities and settings
Ostermann, Ana Cristina / Harjunpää, Katariina:
  OKAY in health helpline calls in Brazil S. 270
De Stefani, Elwys / Mondada, Lorenza:
  A resource for action transition S. 302
Keevallik, Leelo / Weidner, Matylda:
  OKAY projecting embodied compliance to directives S. 338
Helmer, Henrike / Betz, Emma / Deppermann, Arnulf:
  Coordination of OKAY, nods, and gaze in claiming understanding and closing topics IDS-Publikationsserver
S. 364
Appendix. Transcription conventions and glossing symbols S. 396
Bibliography S. 401
Name index S. 433
Subject Index