Publication details [#64310]

Strubel-Burgdorf, Susanne, ed. 2018. Compliments and Positive Assessments. Sequential organization in multi-party conversations. (Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 289). John Benjamins. xv, 253 pp.
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Book – edited volume
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Compliments are among the most widely studied speech acts in pragmatics. The present study takes a new sequential approach by investigating compliments in context, considering compliment form, as part of a Positive Remark continuum, with the respective Response Strategy uttered in response. Analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively in multi-party conversations of the Santa Barbara Corpus of American English, the sequences suggest a connection between the address and reference terms in the Positive Remarks and the strategies chosen as a response.