The temporal structure of natural telephone conversations (directory enquiry calls)

Geoffrey W. Beattie, P. J. Barnard

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Abstract

Investigations of face-to-face conversation have suggested that visually mediated cues play an important role in regulating speaker turns. By implication, conversational structure should be disrupted in no-vision conditions. This hypothesis was tested by focusing on natural telephone conversations. A total corpus of over 700 direct enquiry calls was examined, with detailed study of 18 of these conversations, which were subjected to temporal analysis. Results of
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-230
Number of pages18
JournalLinguistics
Volume17
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1979

Keywords

  • Psychology

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