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What is a newsmark?

 

Definition
 

A newsmark is a move that treats a previous utterance as news and encourages further talk about it.

Examples (English)
 
  • The following ritual expressions of disbelief are newsmarks:

    • You don’t say
    • You’re kidding
  • Generic
      A newsmark is a kind of
     
    Source
     

    Greatbatch 1988 406


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