|Author(s)||Lucas M. Seuren, Mike Huiskes, Tom Koole|
|Title||Resolving knowledge discrepancies in informing sequences|
|Tag(s)||EMCA, change-of-state, action formation|
|Journal||Language in Society|
This article investigates a specific practice that recipients in Dutch talk-in-in- teraction 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.