The turn of the page: Spoken quotation in shared reading

Gordon, John (2020) The turn of the page: Spoken quotation in shared reading. Classroom Discourse, 11 (4). pp. 366-387. ISSN 1946-3014

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This article examines spoken quotation in literary study during discussion of novels in junior and senior classrooms. It focusses on teachers’ third-turn exposition for literary-critical talk, a space where the modality of texts is transformed from print to oral expression. Teachers’ spoken quotation develops students’ sensitivity to how literary texts position their readerly perspective and response. Purposed to disciplinary pedagogic goals, spoken quotation itself has positioning influence, as teachers of literature guide students through multiple orientations to text even within single conversational turns. Methodological innovation adapts conversation analysis to account for the introduction of study texts to talk, the turn of the page as embedded quotation. Called QuoTE analysis, it draws on Bakhtin’s dialogic concept of heteroglossia to demonstrate how spoken quotation in exposition performs, foregrounds and invites changing reader-orientations. Analysis of transcript data additionally finds that teachers’ exposition positions students’ readings explicitly and tacitly, using the modal resources of spoken quotation with methodic subtlety.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: classroom interaction,literary reading,quotation,novels,bakhtin,quote analysis,spoken quotation,literary study,shared reading,positioning theory,education ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3304
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Literacy and Development Group
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2019 01:48
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 17:31
DOI: 10.1080/19463014.2019.1665562

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