Requesting Responsibility: The Morality of Grammar in Polish and English Family Interaction

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This book examines requests for action in everyday contexts by analyzing natural video-recorded data of everyday interaction in British English and Polish families. Requests for carrying out little jobs-passing some object or fetching items from the next room -are pervasively relevant in contexts such as preparing and consuming food, caring for and playing with children. Requests therefore provide a useful window onto general qualities of human sociality as well as on aspects of cultural diversity. Jorg Zinken describes ...

Requesting Responsibility: The Morality of Grammar in Polish and English Family Interaction 2016, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190210724

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