Children’s Responses to Directives – Embodied Compliance and Verbal Resistance – Alexandra Kent

Recorded 16th December 2009 at Loughborough’s Conversation Analysis Day. The theme for that years meeting was “CA and Everyday Lives”. In this talk, Alexandra presents her work on directives in family meal conversations, she highlights ‘pre-compliance’ which are actions that move towards compliance without actually getting there, and verbal resistance which pushes against the grounds for a directive.

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