Publication details [#66182]

Fox, Barbara and Trine Heinemann. 2019. Telescoping responses to requests: Unpacking progressivity. Discourse Studies 21 (1) : 38–66.
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SAGE Publications


This article distinguishes and lims a novel practice for replying to unfinished requests, which is termed telescoping responses, due to their being drafted for telescoping the request sequence forward in the face of problems with progressivity and in generating the request. Explored cases stem from an American shoe repair shop.