4.3.8 Simultaneous Speech

The co-operative feature of simultaneous speech is not recognized by the GRC. This did not occur to a great extent in any of the discussions in my data. The two occasions on which it did occur were between girls who were very co-operative in their interaction with each other, but less so with other group members: between G2 and G3 in Group I, and between G5 and G6 in Group IV. It may be that this feature is particularly sensitive to context, and therefore is less likely to appear in the environment of classroom discussion.


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