Publication details [#3514]

French, Peter and John Local. 1983. Turn-competitive incomings. Journal of Pragmatics 7 : 17–38.
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An investigation of simultaneous or overlapping speech in conversation due to an attempt of the hearer to take a turn before the speaker has finished. The authors show that the hearer makes use of particular prosodic features of speech for managing this.