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Pollner, Melvin. 1979. Explicative transactions: Making and managing meaning in traffic court. In Psathas, George, ed. Everyday language: Studies in ethnomethodology. Irvington Publishers. pp. 227–255.
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Article in book
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Interaction in municipal traffic courts is examined as an example of a setting in which some participants, the defendants, arrive in the setting without prior knowledge or understanding of how to behave.