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dc.contributor.advisorBenwell, Bethan-
dc.contributor.authorBowker, David-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to explore communication between supervisors and international students in the context of master’s supervision meetings. Nine meetings between three lecturers and seven students were audio recorded and analysed using Conversation Analysis. The focus of the study is the supervisors’ use of Yeah?, Okay? and Right? after students’ minimal responses and silence, usually following supervisors’ informing and advising turns. The use of these tags in this position is distinctive, and throws some light on the practice of supervision and on the ways students and supervisors orient to their roles. The tags can be seen to function to underline the supervisors’ actions of informing or advising, to mark transitions in the supervisors’ talk, to express doubt about the students’ understanding or agreement, and to invite students to speak. The sequences of which these tags are a part highlight both the asymmetrical relationship between supervisors and students and the negotiation of understanding and agreement that is a central issue in this setting, particularly when supervisors and students do not share the same linguistic or cultural background. I conclude by outlining some implications for supervisors’ practice, and also some specific suggestions which might be considered by teachers of English for academic purposes.en_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Stirlingen_GB
dc.subjectinternational studentsen_GB
dc.subjectconversation analysisen_GB
dc.subject.lcshStudents, Foreign Great Britainen_GB
dc.subject.lcshStudents, Foreign Supervision ofen_GB
dc.subject.lcshTeacher-student relationshipsen_GB
dc.titleOkay? Yeah? Right?: Negotiating understanding and agreement in master's supervision meetings with international studentsen_GB
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_GB
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Educationen_GB Manse Crescent, Stirling, FK7 9AJen_GB
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