Telescoping responses to requests: Unpacking progressivity Journal Article uri icon



  • In this paper, we identify and describe a new practice for responding to unfinished requests, which we call telescoping responses, due to their being designed for telescoping the request sequence forward in the face of troubles with progressivity and in producing the request. Considering cases from an American shoe repair shop, we demonstrate that telescoping responses serve to telescope request sequences exactly because they are neither syntactically, prosodically or pragmatically fitted to the unfinished requests that they respond to.

publication date

  • February 1, 2019

Date in CU Experts

  • January 31, 2020 1:45 AM

Full Author List

  • Fox B; Heinemann T

author count

  • 2

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1461-4456

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1461-7080

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 38

end page

  • 66


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