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Yang, Zi. 2019. Turn allocation within the medical-service-seeking party in Chinese accompanied medical consultations. Journal of Pragmatics 143 : 135–155.
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Turn allocation in accompanied medical consultations in China works at two levels: between parties and within a party. The talk division within the therapy-seeking party between the patient and the companion differs from phase to phase. The intra-party turn allocation is implicitly or openly parleyed between the patient and the companion impacted by a set of factors, like sick role-triggered activity transfer, coalition to offset power asymmetry, and epistemic gradient.