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Stokoe, Elizabeth H. 2010. “Have You Been Married, or …?”: Eliciting and Accounting for Relationship Histories in Speed-Dating Interaction. Research on Language and Social Interaction 43 (1) : 260–282.
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This study uses a British corpus to explore speed-dating encounters between 30-45-year-old heterosexual participants, in which talk about former relationships is stridently relevant. Overall, the findings reveal how the like analysis contributes to an increased comprehension of people's understandings of, problems with, and aims for their personal relationships.