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ERIC Number: EJ890504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0190-2725
The Terms of Agreement: Indexing Epistemic Authority and Subordination in Talk-in-Interaction
Heritage, John; Raymond, Geoffrey
Social Psychology Quarterly, v68 n1 p15-38 Mar 2005
Within the general framework of agreement on a state of affairs, the matter of the terms of agreement can remain: determining whose view is the more significant or more authoritative with respect to the matter at hand. In this paper we focus on this issue as it is played out in assessment sequences. We examine four practices through which a second speaker can index the independence of an agreeing assessment from that of a first speaker, and in this way can qualify the agreement. We argue that these practices reduce the responsiveness of the second assessment to the first; in this way they resist any claim to epistemic authority that may be indexed by the first speaker in "going first" in assessing some state of affairs. (Contains 12 footnotes.)
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Language: English
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