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Reconstructing Suspects’ Stories in Various Police Record Styles

Tessa (T. C.) van Charldorp

in The Discourse of Police Interviews

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226647654
eISBN:
9780226647821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226647821.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Police interrogations in the Netherlands and Belgium are written up in police record format during the interrogation itself. The written version is written in different styles: a monologue style, ... More


What Should Be Taught?

ERIC J. CASSELL

in Doctoring: The Nature of Primary Care Medicine

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195113235
eISBN:
9780199999828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113235.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

What primary care doctors require as part of their mandatory training are additional kinds of knowledge and skills. They must be taught the behavior of sick and well persons, advanced communication ... More


Topic–comment modulation

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in The Logic of Language: Language From Within Volume II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559480
eISBN:
9780191721144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559480.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Topic—comment modulation (TCM), the third main ingredient of discourse semantics besides anaphora and presuppositions, is the structuring of sentence meaning into two constituents, a given topic and ... More


The Book of Answers: Alignment, Autonomy, and Affiliation in Social Interaction

Tanya Stivers

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197563892
eISBN:
9780197563922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197563892.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

When someone poses a yes-no question to another person, norms of conversation kick in, and a wide yet bounded possibility space of responses emerges. This book relies on a large database of ... More


Small Forms in the Governing Voice

Alexander Samely

in Profiling Jewish Literature in Antiquity: An Inventory, from Second Temple Texts to the Talmuds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684328
eISBN:
9780191764981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684328.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter presents the categories that describe recurrent small literary forms, relevant in particular for wisdom and law texts of the pre-rabbinic and rabbinic periods. It also contains an ... More


Introduction

Tanya Stivers

in The Book of Answers: Alignment, Autonomy, and Affiliation in Social Interaction

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197563892
eISBN:
9780197563922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197563892.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter offers an overview of prior research on questions and responses with a focus on research examining spontaneous, naturally occurring interaction. It first synthesizes current research to ... More


The Questions We Answer

Tanya Stivers

in The Book of Answers: Alignment, Autonomy, and Affiliation in Social Interaction

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197563892
eISBN:
9780197563922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197563892.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In asking a polar question, questioners set the topic, agenda, and terms of the response. While these can be resisted, whatever follows will be understood vis-à-vis the question because there is a ... More


Responding with a Non-Answer

Tanya Stivers

in The Book of Answers: Alignment, Autonomy, and Affiliation in Social Interaction

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197563892
eISBN:
9780197563922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197563892.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

While questioners’ sometimes face no response at all from their interlocutors, this is rare. Yet, the range of responses varies widely in the degree of cooperation that recipients give questioners. ... More


Interjections

Tanya Stivers

in The Book of Answers: Alignment, Autonomy, and Affiliation in Social Interaction

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197563892
eISBN:
9780197563922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197563892.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Interjection answers provide affirmative or negative valence but give away nothing about the question’s proposition—no hint about what is being confirmed or disconfirmed. This property helps them ... More


Repetitions

Tanya Stivers

in The Book of Answers: Alignment, Autonomy, and Affiliation in Social Interaction

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197563892
eISBN:
9780197563922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197563892.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Repetitional answers involve repeating part or all of the questioner’s proposition as the answer. The answer must be understandable as asserting the same proposition as the questioner without ... More


Transformations

Tanya Stivers

in The Book of Answers: Alignment, Autonomy, and Affiliation in Social Interaction

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197563892
eISBN:
9780197563922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197563892.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Both interjections and repetitions accept the proposition entirely. Sometimes, though, question recipients put forward a different proposition than the one in the question and do so as their answer. ... More


The Modular Response Possibility Space

Tanya Stivers

in The Book of Answers: Alignment, Autonomy, and Affiliation in Social Interaction

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197563892
eISBN:
9780197563922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197563892.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter considers the full range of responses, focusing on answers. It shows that the major permutations of the answer possibility space reflect interactants’ primary preoccupations with ... More


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