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ERIC Number: ED420373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr-4
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Teasing That Works: Sharing the Play Frame.
LeBlanc, H. Paul, III
Because teasing is a form of play that can contain some element of truth, the response of the teased is relevant to determining the nature of the play frame. Play frames occur in teasing situations when the teased responds in a way that cooperates and therefore maintains the play frame. This paper analyzes five examples of interactional teases from observed conversations in which the teased maintains the play frame. The paper classifies the examples as opportunistic, interactive teasing; teasing to overdone statements; and references to the past as material for teasing. The resulting conversational analysis demonstrates the role of teasing and sharing a play frame in strengthening the relationships of the individuals involved. (JPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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