Repetitions in Turkish: Talk among Friends

  • Göklem Tekdemir Yurtdaş
Keywords: repetitions, daily conversations, conversation analysis, type of relationship


Repetitions are resources for maintaining intersubjectivity and collaborative meaning-making in talk. The aim of this study was to investigate repetitions in more detail in terms of types of repetitions (self–other) to determine the functions of repetitions in conversations involving friends speaking in Turkish. After a comparison with another collection of conversations among family members, it was proposed that the use and functions of repetitions in conversations were influenced and modified by the quality and type of relationship among the participants.



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Author Biography

Göklem Tekdemir Yurtdaş,

Göklem TEKDEMİR YURTDAŞ is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Social Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Istanbul University, Turkey. Current research interests are qualitative methods in psychology, conversation analysis, power relations, and gender issues in naturally occurring talk.

How to Cite
Tekdemir Yurtdaş, G. (2012). Repetitions in Turkish: Talk among Friends. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 13(2).