Publication details [#25559]
Murata, Kumiko. 1994. Intrusive or co-operative? A cross-cultural study of interruption. Journal of Pragmatics 21 (4) : 385–400.
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This paper investigates the use of interruptions within the turn-taking system, classifying interruptions into cooperative and intrusive types, and the latter into three subtypes: topic-changing, floor-taking and disagreement interruptions. The frequency of the use of these different types, examined in English, Japanese and English-Japanese interactions, varies across cultures.