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Seuren2018a
BibType ARTICLE
Key Seuren2018a
Author(s) Lucas M. Seuren, Mike Huiskes, Tom Koole
Title Resolving knowledge discrepancies in informing sequences
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Tag(s) EMCA, change-of-state, action formation
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Year 2018
Language English
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Journal Language in Society
Volume 47
Number 3
Pages 409-434
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DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/S0047404518000362
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Abstract

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.

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