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Questions in the Odyssey: Rhythm and Regularity

Elizabeth Minchin

in Homeric Voices: Discourse, Memory, Gender

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280124
eISBN:
9780191707070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280124.003.03
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins a study of the question forms in Homer. It represents an attempt to identify some of the habits that a poet within an oral tradition had to develop, and some of the techniques on ... More


The Design and Positioning of Questions in Inquiry Testimony

Jack Sidnell

in Why Do You Ask?: The Function of Questions in Institutional Discourse

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195306897
eISBN:
9780199867943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306897.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter, written by Jack Sidnell, considers question‐answer sequences in public inquiries, a context in which lawyers are mandated to ask questions and witnesses to answer them. Sidnell shows ... More


Conversation analysis: humor in conversation I

Salvatore Attardo

in The Linguistics of Humor: An Introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198791270
eISBN:
9780191833717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791270.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

As the title indicates this is the first part of the discussion of humor in conversation. The focus is on Conversation Analysis (CA). The chapter starts with a discussion of CA methodology, which is ... More


Hysteron Proteron in Questions and Answers

Elizabeth Minchin

in Homeric Voices: Discourse, Memory, Gender

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280124
eISBN:
9780191707070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280124.003.04
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter studies a phenomenon first observed by Samuel Bassett in questions and answers in the Homeric epics: the poet's preference for spelling out a twofold instruction, proposal, or question, ... More


Directing Animation of Pre-Authored Actions: Imperatives in Imperfective Aspect

Jörg Zinken

in Requesting Responsibility: The Morality of Grammar in Polish and English Family Interaction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190210724
eISBN:
9780190210748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210724.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines what speakers of Polish do with imperfective imperatives in interaction. Some authors have suggested that perfective imperatives express negative politeness, whereas ... More


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