Publication details [#63891]

Childs, Carrie and Dave Walsh. 2018. Paradoxical Invitations: Challenges in Soliciting More Information from Child Witnesses. Research on Language & Social Interaction 51 (4) : 363–378.
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Language as a subject
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When interviewing children stating their being victim of claimed sex offenses, police officers will, usually during interview closure, query interviewees if they would like to affix to what has been told or if they have any queries. Using Conversation Analysis, it is displayed that uttering such invitations at interview closure makes them conflicting.