By Alice Freed, Susan Ehrlich
The act of wondering is the first speech interplay among an institutional speaker and anyone open air the establishment. those roles dictate their language practices. "Why Do You Ask?" is the 1st accumulated quantity to concentration completely at the question/answer strategy, drawing on various methodological techniques like Conversational research, Discourse research, Discursive Psychology, and Sociolinguistics-and utilizing as information not only scientific, criminal, and academic environments, but in addition less-studied associations like cell name facilities, broadcast journalism (i.e. speak express interviews), academia, and telemarketing. a global roster of famous individuals addresses such matters as: the connection among the syntax of the query and its discourse functionality; the type of institutional paintings that questions practice; the measure to which the questioner can keep watch over the course of the dialog; and the way questions are used to repackage responses, to build that means, and to serve the institutional targets of audio system. Why Do You Ask? will entice linguists and others attracted to institutional discourse, in addition to these attracted to the grammatical/pragmatic nature of questions.
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22 responsible for reviewing all of the evidence brought before the inquiry and for producing a report at its conclusion in which this evidence is summarized. Public inquiries are not criminal proceedings and do not result in the attribution of responsibility or the laying of charges (although see Sidnell 2004). Rather, they are ofﬁcially characterized as fact-ﬁnding missions. Witnesses called to testify in an inquiry are ﬁrst questioned by commission counsel and may be subsequently cross-examined by counsel for parties with standing.
Rather, the design of a turn and its position within a sequence are mutually constituting. In example 28, aspects of the turn’s design help to make it hearable as not a sequence-initiating question but rather a postexpansion comment. ” This is not a neutral question; rather, the lawyer conveys (by the use of “ever” among other things) that it should have occurred to the witness to do this and that any reasonable person would have done so. ” The question is then reasked at 22–25 and answered at 26.
Why Do You Ask?: The Function of Questions in Institutional Discourse by Alice Freed, Susan Ehrlich