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What is attributable silence?

 

Definition
 

Attributable silence is conversational silence between turns that is assignable to a particular participant due to his having been selected by the previous speaker to speak next.

Generic
  Attributable silence is a kind of
 
Source
 

Levinson 1983 299–300


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