Data Sets

Brunei

ASEAN

ASEAN — Gp3 : 503

MIndon: so how long do do they have to sit in the s- er junior high school and senior high school

MCamb : erm (.) I’ve been teaching there for two years? up to my graduation? er from (.) er

MIndon : no I mean er er how many years do students have to <1> sit </1>

FSing : <1> stay </1>

MIndon : stay in the (.) junior high school

MCamb : <2> erm </2>

MIndon : <2> and </2> senior high school

MCamb : erm in in in in Cambodia (.) er s- er junior high school starts from (.) grade seven?

Discussion: The source of this misunderstanding may be lexical — MIndon uses sit to describe a period of time, and MCamb does not understand him and so answers the question inappropriately. FSing then offers stay as an alternative, and MCamb is able to offer a more appropriate answer for the question.