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Schegloff, Emanuel A. 1988. Presequences and indirection : Applying speech act theory to ordinary conversation. Journal of Pragmatics 12 (1) : 55–62.
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This paper argues that when applying speech act theory for utterances of the form "Do you know + [embedded WH-question]" to ordinary conversations, there is a disattention to the temporal and sequential properties of talk-in-interaction.