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Unformatted text preview: 6. Trinh: ___________________________________________________ Questions: 1. There are six “speech acts” in this conversation (they are numbered). For the first five acts, interpret what you think Becky and Trinh were trying to do. What do you think they mean by what they said or did? 2. Now look at the relationships between the first five acts (act 1 & act 2, act 2 & act 3, 3 & 4, etc.). How does each act respond to the one preceding it? How does each act evoke particular responses to it? What do you think is compelling the participants to act and respond to each other in the way they do? 3. Using your imagination, fill in speaking turn #6 with a specific act (i.e. verbal and/or nonverbal statement) that Trinh might perform in the flow of the conversation at that moment. In what way does the new speech act change the nature of the conversation?...
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- Oral Communication, Trinh