Title

Aggravation and Disagreement: A Case Study of a Bilingual, Cross-Sex Dispute in a Phoenix Classroom

Abstract

This article examines disagreement and aggravation in bilingual children's cross-sex, classroom interaction by bringing together research on children's language, bilingualism and gender. A conversation analytic approach is employed to answer the following questions: (1) How do the participants manage disagreement? (2) How do the participants perform stereotypical male or female talk?, and (3) What role, if any, does code-switching play in the management of the interaction? The analysis demonstrates the use by one girl of stereotypical male ways of speaking to manage the collaborative activity and orient her co-participants to the assigned task and the use of codeswitching to build opposition.

Publication Date

12-1-2005

Journal Title

Southwest Journal of Linguistics

Publisher

Linguistic Association of the Southwest

Document Type

Article

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