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Full Title: (Co-)constructing Interpersonally Sensitive Activities across Institutional Settings

Location: New Delhi, India
Start Date: 08-Sep-2013 - 13-Sep-2013
Contact: Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen
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Meeting URL: http://ipra.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.CONFERENCE13&n=1447
Meeting Description: (Co-)constructing Interpersonally Sensitive Activities across Institutional Settings


Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen (University of Manchester, UK)
Rosina Marquez Reiter (University of Surrey, UK)

This panel will investigate how conversational participants go about broaching, constructing and negotiating potentially interpersonally sensitive act(ivitie)s or sequence types, with a focus on naturalistic spoken interaction across a range of institutional environments (e.g. commercial settings, medical/therapeutic settings, educational settings, media settings, etc.). Relevant activities may be (but are not limited to) complaining, disagreeing, and apologizing. (Potentially delicate activities such as requesting and thanking, among others, will only be considered in those cases where they are not contextually expected, and/or where expected instances display formats that interactants can be shown to orient to as marked in some way.)
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 23.4177

This is a session of the following meeting:
13th International Pragmatics Conference

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