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Identifying action: Laughter in non-humorous reported speech

Clift, Rebecca (2012) 'Identifying action: Laughter in non-humorous reported speech.' Journal of Pragmatics, 44 (10). pp. 1303-1312. ISSN 0378-2166

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This paper examines the construction of a single action in interaction by means of one of its characteristic features: laughter. It examines laughter in a particular sequential context: direct reported speech which is itself not humorous. It emerges that the laughter plays a pivotal role in the construction of this particular action; furthermore, there is striking evidence pointing to the fine calibration of the production of laughter. There are clear methodological implications for Pragmatics in this consideration of a non-linguistic but pervasive feature of interaction. © 2012 Elsevier B.V..

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2013 15:32
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:02

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