|Slavica Helsingiensia 46 (PDF)
|Finnish and Russian as Lingua Francas: Joint Activity in Conversations
|This study analyses the language use of non-native speakers of Finnish and non-native speakers of Russian by exploring the joint activity by two or more participants in authentic conversations. More specifically, the present focus is on word searches, collaborative productions and candidate understandings. All three types of joint activity emphasize the willingness of the participants to cooperate and the fact that although the language used is foreign to all of the participants, the interaction need not be problematic. On the contrary, it would seem that since no native speakers are present, the conversations become relaxed.
|978-951-51-0269-0 (PDF version: 978-951-51-0270-6)