ERIC Number: EJ581934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Praising Versus Blaming the Messenger: Moral Issues in Deliveries of Good and Bad News.
Maynard, Douglas W.
Research on Language and Social Interaction, v31 n3-4 p359-95 1998
Investigates moral issues in delivering good and bad news, examining episodes of good and bad news in ordinary conversation and in institutional settings, then describing an interaction between a teacher and a parent. As the parent blames the teacher for the student's poor performance, and the teacher delicately notes the student's need to mature, moral discourse occurs. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
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