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Title: Getting Acquainted in Conversation: A Study of Initial Interactions
Written By: Jan Svennevig

What makes a 'getting acquainted' a recognizable conversational activity, and how are interpersonal relationships established in a first conversation? This book presents a theoretical framework for the study of relationship management in conversation and an empirical study of a corpus of initial interactions. It provides detailed descriptions of the sequential resources unacquainted interlocutors use in order to: (i) generate self-presentation; (ii) introduce topics; (iii) establish common contextual resources. It is argued that these sequential patterns embody conventionalized procedures for establishing an interpersonal relationship involving some degree of: (i) solidarity (mutual rights and obligations); (ii) familiarity (mutual knowledge of personal background); (iii) mutual affect (emotional commitment) The sequential analysis is based on a conversation analytic approach, while the interpretive framework consists of pragmatic theories of politeness, conversational style and common ground.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556199422
ISBN-13: 9781556199424
Prices: U.S. $ 162
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027250782
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Prices: NLG 190.00