Publication details [#5179]

Jefferson, Gail, Harvey Sacks and Emanuel A. Schegloff. 1984. On laughter in pursuit of intimacy.
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Working paper
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On the rudeness and coarseness/obscenity type of breaches in conventional standards in the course of conversation; in particular on the function of such breaches for achieving intimacy in the conversation, and the possible reactions of the hearer.