4.3.6 Lexical Repetition

This is only recognized as a foundation level skill by the GRC. However, I have tried to demonstrate in these analyses that lexical repetition can be a sophisticated and effective way of supporting another speaker and developing a discussion.

Again this was a form used co-operatively more widely by girls than boys in this data. Girls in Groups I, IV, and VII used lexical repetition regularly to develop ideas and give feedback.

The form was also used competitively in other groups, to challenge other speakers. This occurred in Groups III, V, and VI. Both boys and girls used lexical repetition to disagree with a previous speaker.


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