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ERIC Number: ED188450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 161
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Questioning Strategies in Sociolinguistics.
Churchill, Lindsey
An analysis of questioning strategies considers the kinds of responses that can be made to a question (different kinds of questions and their customary responses, and different kinds of response to the same kind of question). Additionally, the advantages/disadvantages to the use of the reproduction criterion in a sociological study are assessed. Maxims are proposed concerning the following: direct answers to questions, specific proposal questions, requests in question form, procedural problems in request-response sequences, and denigration in request-response sequences. It is proposed that the original concept of an answer-set to a question, formed on linguistic grounds, should be replaced based on the maxims studied. The open-ended character of the response-set indicates that there are further maxims to be found that will contribute new responses to the set. A selective review of the literature on interviewing and an analysis of problems in the interview process are included. (SW)
Newbury House Publishers, 54 Warehouse Lane, Rowley, MA 01969 ($6.95)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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