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What is a next turn repair initiator?

 

Definition
 

A next turn repair initiator is an utterance, used in the turn after a repairable item, that prompts for a third turn repair in the next turn.

Example (English)
 
  • In the following exchange, What? is the next turn repair initiator for the third turn repair in the next turn:

  • A: I need a new bolt for my oil filter.
  • B: What?
  • A: I mean for my oil PAN.
  • Kind
      Here is a kind of a next turn repair initiator:
     
    Generic
      A next turn repair initiator is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Levinson 1983 335, 339


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