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Table 16 Exchange 14: Learning the mother tongue

From: Analysing pedagogic discourse: an approach from genre and register

Exchange   Roles Cycle phases Sources Experiential items Cycle functions
Child dae [pointing at bird] K2 Identify point at entity   
Mother yes K1 Affirm    prepare
  bird   Elaborate name entity bird word
Child da [pointing] K2 Identify point at entity   
Mother bird K1 Elaborate name entity repeat bird  
Child da [pointing] K2 Identify point at entity   
Mother that’s a bird. K1 Elaborate refer & name entity refer & repeat bird  
Child ba; ba [pointing] K2 Identify point & name entity repeat bird (ba) propose
Mother K1 (Affirm)    word