ERIC Number: ED428555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Openings and Closings in Telephone Conversations between Native Spanish Speakers.
Coronel-Molina, Serafin M.
Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, v14 n1 p49-68 1998
A study analyzed the opening and closing sequences of 11 dyads of native Spanish-speakers in natural telephone conversations conducted in Spanish. The objective was to determine how closely Hispanic cultural patterns of conduct for telephone conversations follow the sequences outlined in previous research. It is concluded that Spanish conversational norms do fall within one theorist's scheme of universality, while at the same time showing unique sequential variations. These variations may or may not be culture-specific, a point that can only be determined through further investigation. Contains 15 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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