Kendrick2019

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Kendrick2019
BibType INCOLLECTION
Key Kendrick2019
Author(s) Kobin H. Kendrick
Title Evidential vindication in next turn: Using the retrospective “see?” in conversation
Editor(s) Laura J. Speed, Carolyn O'Meara, Lila San Roque, Asifa Majid
Tag(s) EMCA, Social action, Sequence organisation, Perception verbs, English, Disputes, Retro-sequences
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Year 2019
Language English
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Pages 253-274
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DOI https://doi.org/10.1075/celcr.19.13ken
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Book title Perception Metaphors
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Abstract

Perception verbs are frequent in conversation across diverse languages and cultures. This chapter presents a case study of a recurrent but previously undocumented use of the perception verb see in everyday English conversation. Using conversation analysis, the chapter explicates the use of “See?” – the verb see produced with rising intonation as a possibly complete turn-constructional unit – as claim of evidential vindication. With “See?” a speaker claims a just prior turn, action, or event as support for a previous assertive action. The analysis demonstrates that the practice exploits two distinct forms of sequence organisation, adjacency pairs and retro-sequences, and reflects on the fit between the perception verb see and the action it implements within this practice.

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