ERIC Number: EJ546026
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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The News Delivery Sequence: Bad News and Good News in Conversational Interaction.
Maynard, Douglas W.
Research on Language and Social Interaction, v30 n2 p93-130 1997
Explores the conditional nature of good and bad news while focusing on three topics: (1) the status of information as news according the participants in a conversation; (2) the valence of this information with regard to its perception as good or bad; and (3) the effect of news on individuals. Notes that good news is privileged over bad news in conversational interaction. (28 references) (CK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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