Phonetic Detail and the Organisation of Talkin-interaction

  title={Phonetic Detail and the Organisation of Talkin-interaction},
  author={John Local},
This paper examines some methodological and empirical issues concerning phonetic detail and phonetic variability and the work they accomplish in everyday talk-in-interaction. By considering the phonetic and sequential design of a variety of conversational practices I show that phonetic aspects of language should in the first instance be understood as shaped by interactional considerations. I argue that in order to provide a robust account for the organisation and functioning of phonetic detail… CONTINUE READING
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