Bolden2017

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Bolden2017
BibType INCOLLECTION
Key Bolden2017
Author(s) Galina B. Bolden
Title Opening up closings in Russian
Editor(s) Geoffrey Raymond, Gene H. Lerner, John Heritage
Tag(s) EMCA, Russian, conversation closings, overall structural organization, prosody, conversation analysis
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing
Year 2017
Language English
City Amsterdam / Philadelphia
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Journal
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Pages 231–272
URL
DOI 10.1075/pbns.273.13bol
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Howpublished
Book title Enabling Human Conduct: Studies of talk-in-interaction in honor of Emanuel A. Schegloff
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Abstract

Taking its inspiration in “Opening Up Closings” by Schegloff and Sacks (1973), the chapter investigates how the activity of closing a conversation is initiated in Russian telephone conversations. Two distinct practices for initiating closings – tacit and explicit closings initiations – are examined, in terms of their lexical and prosodic composition and their position. Conversation closings may be launched tacitly when a closing implicative environment has been established. Prosody plays an important role both in establishing a closing-implicative environment and in accomplishing a move into closings. Closings may also be initiated explicitly (via a request or offer to end the conversation) when a closing-relevant environment has not been established or in order to accomplish additional relationship-reaffirming work.

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