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Schegloff, Emanuel A., Gail Jefferson and Harvey Sacks. 1977. The preference for self-correction in the organization of repair in conversation. Language 53 (2) : 361–382.
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The 'organization of repair' that operates in conversation is said to be characterized by a preference for self-correction over other-correction. Several consequences of this preference for conversational interaction are pointed out.