Questions in the Negotiation for Understanding

  • Ruth Crymes
  • William Potter

Abstract

Though people speak of exchanging thoughts and ideas, it is in fact impossible to do so. People engaged in discourse exchange utterances, with accompaniments such as sighs, laughter, grimaces, and gestures, which are apprehended by listeners to some indeterminate degree within the context of some fit between life experiences.

Keywords

Clarification Concession 

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© The Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange between East and West 1981

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  • Ruth Crymes
  • William Potter

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