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What is a summons-answer sequence?

 

Definition
 

A summons-answer sequence is a pre-sequence that consists of a thatturn

 
  • seeks attention, and
  • grants it, opening the way for the talk to follow.
Generic
  A summons-answer sequence is a kind of
 
Source
 

Levinson 1983 309–310, 345–346


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