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Using completion to formulate a statement collectively.

Díaz, F. and Antaki, C. and Collins, A. F. (1996) Using completion to formulate a statement collectively. Journal of Pragmatics, 26 (4). pp. 525-542.

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Abstract

We describe how participants in an interaction use completions of each others' talk to bind themselves to a collective formulation of a matter in hand. In a corpus of problem-oriented discussions among groups of two or three people, we find speakers using sequences of completable utterance — putative completion — ratification to put their formulations of a problem-solution on a joint footing (a participant status that adds ‘collective author’ to Levinson's catalogue of producer footings). We describe the use of the completion sequence, and show how there are variations in its ratification stage (including explicit acceptance, repeating and reshaping).

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Pragmatics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 18993
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 06 Nov 2008 12:11
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:24
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/18993

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