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Recruitment: offers, requests, and the organization of assistance in interaction
journal contributionposted on 2016-05-20, 13:35 authored by Kobin H. Kendrick, Paul Drew
In this article, we examine methods that participants use to resolve troubles in the realization of practical courses of action. The concept of recruitment is developed to encompass the linguistic and embodied ways in which assistance may be sought—requested or solicited—or in which we come to perceive another’s need and offer or volunteer assistance. We argue that these methods are organized as a continuum, from explicit requests, to practices that elicit offers, to anticipations of need. We further identify a class of subsidiary actions that can precede recruitment and that publicly expose troubles and thereby create opportunities for others to assist. Data are in American and British English.
This research was made possible by the financial support of the Language and Cognition Department at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, ERC Starting Grant 240853 HSSLU to Nick Enfield, and ERC Advanced Grant 269484 INTERACT to Stephen C. Levinson.
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