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Norrick, Neal R. 2011. Conversational recipe telling. Journal of Pragmatics 43 (11) : 2740–2761.
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This study argues that, in line with their status as instruction sets for food preparation, conversational recipe tellings make up expert talk, presupposing shared background knowledge and interest, and involving technical vocabulary and references to specialized practices, exploiting conventions from written recipes. Recipe telling as shop talk among cognoscenti constructs individual identity and group membership, showing shared practices and interests.