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IJLLL 2020 Vol.6(4): 183-188 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2020.6.4.273

A Conversational Perspective of Binary and Ternary Exchanges in the Interactional Discourse

Yuyuan Guo

Abstract—In contexts, romantic dialogue includes binary and ternary exchanges in connection with dilogues and trilogues. From a conversational perspective, interactional spaces that are occupied by two or three interlocutors mark interpersonal relationships, configurations of the exchange as well as types of the interaction. This study aims to discover structures of the triads in the three-participant conversation. The theoretical framework proposed by Kerbrat-Orecchioni and Traverso as well as the example of triads in Nothombian dialogues will be offered. In addition, the turn-taking system for conversation proposed by Sacks et al. will also be described in the analysis. Our analysis of triads in binary and ternary exchanges will open up possibilities and perspectives for the study of analysis of literary dialogues and analysis of discourse-in-interaction.

Index Terms—Conversation analysis, interactional discourse, dyad conversation and triad conversation, dilogue and trilogue, binary exchange and ternary exchange.

The author is with Beijing Language and Culture University, China (e-mail: yuyuan_guo@hotmail.com).


Cite:Yuyuan Guo, "A Conversational Perspective of Binary and Ternary Exchanges in the Interactional Discourse," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 183-188, 2020.

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