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Sacks, Harvey and Emanuel A. Schegloff. 1979. Two preferences in the organization of reference to persons in conversation and their interaction. In Psathas, George, ed. Everyday language: Studies in ethnomethodology. Irvington Publishers. pp. 15–21.
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Minimization (involving the use of a single reference form) and recipient design (involving the preference for 'recognitionals' such as names) are described as two preferential devices in referring to other persons in conversation.