Applied Linguistics at the Interface - British Association for Applied Linguistics

Applied Linguistics at the Interface - British Association for Applied Linguistics

Subverting conversational repair in a hostile email discussion

Applied Linguistics at the Interface - British Association for Applied Linguistics

Sandra Harrison
Coventry University

Description

This chapter explores the use of repair-like structures in one hostile incident from a small corpus of naturally occurring email discussion data. Investigation of repair in non-hostile email discussion data revealed that a variety of patterns of repair familiar from spoken conversation were being used successfully, serving a range of purposes such as clarification of meaning, correction of factually incorrect statements, and repairs of technology-related turn-taking problems.

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Citation

Harrison, Sandra. Subverting conversational repair in a hostile email discussion. Applied Linguistics at the Interface. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 63-78 Nov 2004. ISBN 9781904768579. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21521. Date accessed: 21 May 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21521. Nov 2004

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