Program Area "Interaction"
Head of program area: Prof. Dr. Arnulf Deppermann, deppermann(at)ids-mannheim.de
The projects in the program area "Interaction" focus on research on the contemporary use and variation of spoken German and the analysis of language use in social interaction.
Research topics are
- language-specific, regional and situational variation of spoken German as well as language change due to migration. These aspects are analyzed with regard to phonetical, (morpho-)syntactic, lexical, pragmatic, interactional and rhetorical aspects;
- the coordination of verbal and bodily-spatial resources in social interaction;
- the role of interaction in the accomplishment of social and psychological phenomena and the social and cognitive design of actions. All projects work with empirical methods: Interactional Linguistics, Conversation Analysis, Ethnography, phonetic measurement techniques and corpus linguistic methods.
- Constitution of meaning in social interaction (interactional semantics)
- Language diversity and language use
- Linguistic Manifestations of Resistance in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Multimodal Interaction
- Navigating the digital everyday life: Elderly participants’ use of mundane technologies in and for social interaction (DigiLife)
- Social Interaction with voice- and touch-controlled virtual assistants
- Spoken German with the corpus "German today"
- Question Sequences in Coaching
Featured recent publications in English:
- Zinken, Jörg / Deppermann, Arnulf (2017): A cline of visible commitment in the situated design of imperative turns. Evidence from German and Polish. In Sorjonen, Marja-Leena / Raevaara, Liisa / Couper-Kuhlen, Elizabeth (eds.): Imperative Turns at Talk. The design of directives in action. Amsterdam, NJ: John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 27-63.
- Koplenig, Alexander / Knöbl, Ralf / Deppermann, Arnulf (2016): Methodological Approaches to People's Notions of Spoken Standard German. In: Linguistische Berichte 246, 171-196. PDF
- Helmer, Henrike / Reineke, Silke / Deppermann, Arnulf (2016): A range of uses of negative epistemic constructions in German: ich weiß nicht as a resource for dispreferred actions. In: Journal of Pragmatics 106, pp. 97-114.
- Zinken, Jörg. (2016). Requesting responsibility. The morality of grammar in Polish and English family interaction. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Deppermann, Arnulf (2015): Positioning. In: De Fina, Anna / Georgakopoulou, Alexandra (eds.): The Handbook of Narrative Analysis. New York: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 369-387.
- Deppermann, Arnulf (2015): Retrospection and understanding in interaction. In: Deppermann, Arnulf / Günthner, Susanne (eds.): Temporality in Interaction. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 57-94. PDF
- Deppermann, Arnulf (2015): When recipient design fails: Egocentric turn-design of instructions in driving school lessons leading to breakdowns of intersubjectivity. In: Gesprächsforschung – Online-Zeitschrift zur verbalen Interaktion, 16. pp. 63-101. PDF
- Graf, Eva / Sator, Marlene / Spranz-Fogasy, Thomas (eds.) (2014): Discourses of Helping Professions. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
- Arnulf Deppermann (2014): Multimodal participation in simultaneous joint projects: Interpersonal and intrapersonal coordination in paramedic emergency drill. In: Haddington, Pentti, Tiina Keisanen, Lorenza Mondada and Maurice Nevile (eds.): Multiactivity in Social Interaction: Beyond multitasking. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, pp. 247–282. PDF
- Deppermann, Arnulf / Kleiner, Stefan / Knöbl, Ralf (2013): 'Standard usage': Towards a realistic conception of spoken standard German. In: Auer, Peter / Reina, Javier Caro / Kaufmann, Göz: Language Variation - European Perspectives IV. Selected papers from the Sixth International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 6), Freiburg, June 2011. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins (SILV 14), pp. 83-116. PDF