Confirmation or Elaboration: What Do Yes/No Declaratives Want?Seuren, L. & Huiskes, M., 2017, In : Research on Language and Social Interaction. 50, 2, p. 188-205 18 p.
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Recent analyses have argued that when requests for confirmation are implemented with declarative word order, they are closure-implicative due to the relatively knowing stance indexed with the declarative. This article demonstrates, however, that in some cases participants show an orientation to both confirmation and elaboration as a relevant next action. By comparing requests for confirmation that are closure-implicative to those that are expansion-implicative, it is argued that in addition to epistemic stance, participants also orient to the lexical design features and sequential placement of these declarative yes/no-type initiating actions to determine the relevant type of response. Data are in Dutch with English translations.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Research on Language and Social Interaction|
|Early online date||8-Jun-2017|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
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