Adjacency pairs

Adjacency pairs

An adjacency pair, used in conversational analysis, is a pair of conversational turns by two different speakers such that the production of the first turn (called a first-pair part) makes a response (a second-pair part) of a particular kind relevant. For example, a question, such as "what's your name?", requires the addressee to provide an answer in the next conversational turn. A failure to give an immediate response is noticeable and accountable. Many actions in conversation are accomplished through adjacency pair sequences, for example:
*offer-acceptance/rejection
*greeting-greeting
*complaint-excuse/remedy
*request-acceptance/denial

External links

* [http://bank.ugent.be/da/ap.htm Adjacency pairs with (dis)preferred seconds]


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