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What is an oh-receipt?



An oh-receipt is a move (such as the utterance of oh in English) that signals a sharp change in the state in the speaker’s knowledge, such as the

  • overcoming of a previous expectation, or
  • achievement of a new understanding resulting from new information.
  An oh-receipt is a kind of

Greatbatch 1988 406

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