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What is an other-initiated repair?

 

Definition
 

An other-initiated repair is a repair that results from a process that was begun by the addressee of the repaired utterance.

Examples (English)
 
  • The last turn is an example of an other-initiated self-repair:

  • A: I need a new bolt for my oil filter.
  • B: A BOLT?
  • A: I mean for my oil PAN.
  •  
  • The last turn is an example of an other-initiated other-repair:

  • A: I need a new bolt for my oil filter.
  • B: You mean the PAN.
  • A: Yeah...
  • Kinds
      Here are some kinds of other-initiated repairs:
     
    Generic
      An other-initiated repair is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Levinson 1983 340–341

     

    McLaughlin 1984 211–212


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