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Absurdist drama
Zoo Story
Getting to know Applicant
Assumptions in Applicant
Turn-taking in Applicant
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Applicant Passage

Turn-taking in Applicant

On this page we are first going to look at the turn-taking patterns in Applicant, and what they tell us about the two characters and their relationship. We will also use politeness analysis and Gricean implicature, where appropriate, to explain particular effects. However, to keep your tasks on Applicant to a reasonable size we will not undertake fully-fledged analyses of politeness or implicature.

Note: You will find a link to enable you to refer to the passage under the 'useful links' section of the menu on the left.



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