Fox2019

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Fox2019
BibType ARTICLE
Key Fox2019
Author(s) Barbara Fox, Trine Heinemann
Title Telescoping responses to requests: Unpacking progressivity
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Tag(s) EMCA, Shoe repair shop, Requests, Requesting, Response, Responding, Telescoping responses, Progressivity, Institutional interactions, Sales encounters, Service encounters, Commercial interactions, Economic encounters, Interactional pragmatics
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Year 2019
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Journal Discourse Studies
Volume 21
Number 1
Pages 38-66
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DOI 10.1177/1461445618814029
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School
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Howpublished
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Abstract

In this paper, we identify and describe a new practice for responding to unfinished requests, which we call telescoping responses, due to their being designed for telescoping the request sequence forward in the face of troubles with progressivity and in producing the request. Considering cases from an American shoe repair shop, we demonstrate that telescoping responses serve to telescope request sequences exactly because they are neither syntactically, prosodically or pragmatically fitted to the unfinished requests that they respond to.

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