Sandra A. Thompson

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  • Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen, Konstanz, Sandra A Thompson, Gene Lerner, Susanne Günthner, Margret Selting +4 others
  • 2001
In recognition of the enthusiasm he has brought to all aspects of the study of spoken verbal interaction, we dedicate this series to Professor Dr. 1 Introduction One of the central concerns in the linguistic study of talk-in-interaction is to treat language as a set of resources (among others) molded by and deployed in the service of tasks incumbent upon(More)
highlighted the formulaic nature of actual language use. The present paper is part of our larger project which examines the mechanism of formulaicity observed in Japanese conversation and seeks implication as to the nature of human language in general. Japanese is known for its extensive " backchanneling " behavior (e. Ohama 2006) and presents a case of(More)
rejected. Univariate statistical tests of the observed mean differences between the teaching-and-research and research-only conditions indicated significant results for the rubric score elements " testability of hypotheses " [mean difference = 0.272, P = 0.006; CI = (.106, 0.526)] with the null hypothesis rejected in 99.3% of generated data samples (Fig. 1)(More)
  • Kari Bender, Bibliography Cameron, Fiona Deborah, Kathy Mcalinden, Leary O, Du Bois +7 others
  • 2013
This paper analyzes the functions and implications of tag questions in discourse, particularly questions using the subject " it " and the verb " is ". Specifically, we look at why a discourse participant chooses to use a tag like " Is it? " over its negation, " Isn't it? " , and vice versa. For example It's gone, isn't it? It's gone, is it? are two(More)
Using synchronic and diachronic relations for summarizing multiple documents describing evolving events. A estrutura retorica de textos orais e de textos escritos (Rhetorical structure of oral and written texts). Estrutura retórica e articulação de orações em narrativas orais e em narrativas escritas do português (Rhetorical structure and clause combining(More)
Waste management planners and engineers are sometimes faced with questions of how much land, equipment, labor, and investment is required for a proposed composting operation. The numerous factors that impact process design and costs such as type of materials composted, location of facility, cost of labor, etc. make it tedious to make these assessments(More)
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