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When questioners count on the recipients’ lack of knowledge: . A recurring ‘question–answer’ format in guided tours

Abstract : is paper studies a type of question-answer sequences which accomplish what can be considered as a delicate activity due to its projected sequential develop- ment. In contrast with other formats of question-answer sequences with di er- ent functions (i.e. eliciting information, checking the questionee’s knowledge, etc.), here the studied format seems to count on the questionee’s lack of knowl- edge, consequently projecting the questioner’s own answer. is hypothesis is examined through a detailed analysis of video-recorded guided tours in French and Italian. e paper describes the di erent sequence trajectories occurring a er the guide’s question, and the di culties both participants may nd in deal- ing with the procedure.
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Véronique Traverso, Anna Claudia Ticca. When questioners count on the recipients’ lack of knowledge: . A recurring ‘question–answer’ format in guided tours. Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen; Rosina Márquez Reiter. The Pragmatics of Sensitive Activities in Institutional Discourse, John Benjamins Publishing company, pp.115-133, 2018, ⟨10.1075/bct.96.05tic⟩. ⟨halshs-01862030⟩

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