Publication details [#65403]

Kidwell, Mardi and Heidi Kevoe-Feldman. 2018. Making an impression in traffic stops: Citizens’ volunteered accounts in two positions. Discourse Studies 20 (5) : 613–636.
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SAGE Publications


Citizens stopped by police for traffic violations, frequently volunteer assertions in two positions for their driving behavior. These assertions transfer vital character traits about the citizen and urgencies (e.g. they are late) that prompt officer reply.