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What is a preferred second part?



A preferred second part is a second part of an adjacency pair that


Preferred second parts are frequently indistinguishable from prearrangements except by context.

  • An acceptance in response to a request, offer, or invitation
  • An agreement in response to an assessment
  • An expected answer in response to a question
  • A denial in response to blame
  A preferred second part is a kind of

Levinson 1983 332–336

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