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Publication Date: 1977
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Same Setting, Different Norms: Phone Call Beginnings in France and the United States
Godard, Daniele
Language in Society, 6, 2, 209-219, Aug 77
French native speakers' reactions to phone calls in the United States indicate a difference in the norms of interaction between the two countries. This difference, in turn, is understood when one realizes that the phone call, constituting a speech event, is open to different cultural interpretations. (CHK)
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