Politeness in action - Sequences of talk and social solidarity (2.4)

Politeness in action - Sequences of talk and social solidarity (2.4)

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Politeness in action: Sequence of talk and social solidarity I. The base adjacency-pair sequence a. The primary function of communication is to accomplish social action\ b. Actions are very, very rarely produced unilaterally i. Something you can do on your own without any reliance on some kind of response to what you’ve done 1. Sneezing, coughing, etc. ii. actions are almost always “paired” c. the production of actions is organized by a detailed set of norms and rules i. most basic organizing framework: The “adjacency-pair sequence” d. Five Features i. The adjacency-pair sequence: 1. Composed of two turns 2. Produced by two different speakers 3. The two turns are adjacently placed (i.e., one after the other) 4. The two turns are relatively ordered a. Differentiated into first-pair parts (FPP) and second- pair parts (SPP) i. FPP: initiate a course of action and solicit a response ii. SPP: a response to a FPP iii. FPPs make responses “conditionally relevant” iv. Conditional Relevance Rule: Given the
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