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Speer, Susan A. 2012. Hypothetical Questions: A Comparative Analysis and Implications for “Applied” vs. “Basic” Conversation Analysis. Research on Language and Social Interaction 45 (4) : 325–374.
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This study shows that both the form and function of hypothetical questions and the exact way they run off are tailored to the interactional demands and affordances of a setting. It suggests that future comparative analyses might enrich both “applied” and “basic” conversation analysis.