Gaze and Proximity as Turn Regulators within Three-Party and Two-Party Child Conversations Gaze and proximity as nonverbal turn-taking behaviors were investigated within the three-party and two-party conversations of normal children. Subjects were six 4-year-old girls matched for familiarity. Alternations of 20-rain three-party and 15-rain two-party interactions were videotaped and transcribed. The data indicate that within nonsimultaneous language events, gaze and proximity, relate ... Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1982
Gaze and Proximity as Turn Regulators within Three-Party and Two-Party Child Conversations
 
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  • Holly K. Craig
    The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Tanya M. Gallagher
    The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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Research Article   |   March 01, 1982
Gaze and Proximity as Turn Regulators within Three-Party and Two-Party Child Conversations
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1982, Vol. 25, 65-75. doi:10.1044/jshr.2501.65
History: Received February 29, 1980 , Accepted August 11, 1980
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1982, Vol. 25, 65-75. doi:10.1044/jshr.2501.65
History: Received February 29, 1980; Accepted August 11, 1980

Gaze and proximity as nonverbal turn-taking behaviors were investigated within the three-party and two-party conversations of normal children. Subjects were six 4-year-old girls matched for familiarity. Alternations of 20-rain three-party and 15-rain two-party interactions were videotaped and transcribed. The data indicate that within nonsimultaneous language events, gaze and proximity, relate to changes in speaker turn and conversational role, with gaze functioning as a current-speaker-selects-next-speaker turn option and proximity, functioning as both a current-speaker-selects-next-speaker and a listener self-selection turn option. The data are discussed in terms of the sociocentric character of children's conversations.

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