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Good, Colin H. 1979. Language as social activity: Negotiating conversation. Journal of Pragmatics 3 (2) : 151–167.
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G. discusses a piece of casual conversation to demonstrate some principles that govern this type of encounter. One of these principles is the so-called parity principle which says that casual encounters involve tacit agreement to share power equally. In casual conversation, the participants strive to realize this principle.