Resolving knowledge discrepancies in informing sequencesSeuren, L. M., Huiskes, M. & Koole, T., Jun-2018, In : Language in Society. 47, 3, p. 409-434 26 p.
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This article investigates a specific practice that recipients in Dutch talk-in-interaction use when responding to turns that have as one of their main jobs to inform. By responding to an informing turn with an oh-prefaced nonrepeating response that has yes/no-type interrogative word order, recipients treat that turn as counter to expectation and request both confirmation of the inference formulated in his/her response, as well as reconciliatory information for the two discrepant states of affairs. This practice is compared to similar cases where the nonrepeating response is not oh-prefaced to show that such turns implement different actions. Data are in Dutch with English translations.
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||Language in Society|
|Publication status||Published - Jun-2018|
- counterexpectations, change-of-state, yes/no-type interrogatives, action formation, practions, CHANGE-OF-STATE, TALK-IN-INTERACTION, CONVERSATION, ORGANIZATION, INTERROGATIVES, QUESTIONS, RECEIPT, TOKEN, AA