A Conversation Analysis of Two-year-old Children's Speech in Child-Adult Interactions

Sudartinah, Titik (2023) A Conversation Analysis of Two-year-old Children's Speech in Child-Adult Interactions. Jurnal Obsesi: Jurnal Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini, 7 (3). pp. 3345-3356. ISSN 2549-8959 (online), 2356-1327 (print)

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Social interactions with adults around them are the main exposures to language that children receive, and these contribute significantly to their development. In response to this, this article examines the participation of two-year-old children in conversations with adults, aimed at describing the parties initiating conversation topics and identifying the structure of the conversations. The research used a qualitative method in the form of a case study, involving 5 children aged two years and their parents as participants. The data were collected through recorded natural conversations between children and parents. The results show that topics in child-adult interactions can be initiated by both parties. Furthermore, children have been able to build a complete conversational structure, consisting of opening, turn-taking, and closing. Several components of turn-taking, such as adjacency pairs and repairs are well performed. These findings suggest that, despite their limited language production, children at the age of two can actively participate in building and developing conversations with their interlocutors.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Bahasa dan Sastra
Bahasa dan Sastra > Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia
Bahasa dan Sastra > Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Bahasa dan Sastra > Bahasa Asing
Pendidikan > Pra Sekolah dan Sekolah Dasar
Divisions: Fakultas Bahasa, Seni dan Budaya (FBSB) > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Titik Sudartinah
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2023 07:31
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2023 07:31
URI: http://eprints.uny.ac.id/id/eprint/78149

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