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Brône, Geert, Elisabeth Zima and Clarissa Weiß. 2019. Gaze and overlap resolution in triadic interactions. Journal of Pragmatics 140 : 49–69.
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In this corpus study, speakers in German and Dutch triadic interaction use gaze as an overlap resolution tool to manage the return to ‘one-speaker-at-a-time’ in cases when to speaker have concurrently co-started TCUs at a TRP. Gaze aversion from co-starting speakers is a very potent strategy to win in the competition for talk. Retiring speakers retain or seek gaze with the competing speaker. Third partakers, i.e. those not directly engaged in the overlap sequence, oft direct their gaze to the co-starter who is going to win in the contest for the turn space.