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Margutti, Piera and Renata Galatolo. 2018. Reason-for-calling invitations in Italian telephone calls: Action design and recipient commitment. Journal of Pragmatics 125 : 76–95.
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Reason-for-calling invitations in Italian take three major formats. Declarative /interrogative syntax highlights speakers’ stance on the action. Each format projects the recipients’ distinct commitment to partake. In lower commitment invitations recipients might keep back acceptance/rejection. These findings add to studies on first actions preference organisation.