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What is a preclosing?



A preclosing is a presequence that signals the end of a conversation is near. It provides opportunity for the discussion of any additional remaining topic before the participants proceed with the closing sequence.

Example (English)
  • The okays in the following exchange express a preclosing:

  • A: Okay?
  • B: Okay.
  • A: Bye.
  • B: Bye.


    Levinson 1983 325

  • Generic
      A preclosing is a kind of

    Levinson 1983 325

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