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Nishizaka, Aug. 2016. Syntactical constructions and tactile orientations: Procedural utterances and procedures in massage therapy. Journal of Pragmatics 98 : 18–35.
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This study examines how Japanese massage therapy sessions’ procedural explanatory utterances are syntactically established in distinct sequential contexts and bodily designs, taking a request, proposal and notification form, whilst built normatively sensitively to the tactile orientations that attend bodily manipulations, which may constitute a resource for the therapist-client negotiation concerning the incipient procedure.