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“Is That Right?”Questions and Questioning as Control Devices in the Workplace

Janet Holmes and Tina Chiles

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/9780195306897.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter, written by Janet Holmes and Tina Chiles, examines the frequency, distribution, and function of questions in New Zealand workplace meetings. It reviews previous work on questions, ... More


The Function of Questions in Institutional Discourse: An Introduction

Susan Ehrlich and Alice F. Freed

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/9780195306897.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Chapter 1, written by the volume's editors, Susan Ehrlich and Alice Freed, provides an overview of the fourteen chapters of this volume and makes its own contribution to the study of questioning in ... More


Questions That Convey Information in Teacher‐Student Conferences

Irene Koshik

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/9780195306897.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter, written by Irene Koshik, investigates questioning and answering in a pedagogical setting, one‐on‐one, second‐language writing conferences at an American university. The teachers that ... More


Questioning in Meetings: Participation and Positioning

Cecilia E. Ford

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/9780195306897.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter, written by Cecilia Ford, investigates interactions in the workplace, focusing on workplace meetings. The investigation considers questions produced by the meetings' “nonprimary” ... More


Asking Ostensibly Silly Questions in Police‐Suspect Interrogations

Elizabeth Stokoe and Derek Edwards

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/9780195306897.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter, written by Elizabeth Stokoe and Derek Edwards, considers the occurrence in police‐suspect interrogations of what the authors term “silly questions.” A “silly question” is one that has ... More


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