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ERIC Number: EJ442151
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-4545
The Communicative Function of Minimal Responses in Everyday Conversation.
Bennett, Mark; Jarvis, Jan
Journal of Social Psychology, v131 n4 p519-23 Aug 1991
Discusses a technique for identifying the function of minimal responses in conversation. Describes a study in which subjects listened to one of two versions of a recorded conversation: one complete, one with minimal responses deleted. Concludes that minimal responses serve to denote agreement and suggest informality. (DK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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Identifiers: Conversation; Response Meaningfulness; Response Patterns