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Some Cases of Complaining in Romanian. Remarks on their Incremental Structure and Strategic Use

Publication: Revue roumaine de linguistique, LXIII (1-2), Section The Anatomy of Speech Acts, p. 99-113
Speech Acts across Time and Space / Actes de language à travers le temps et l’espace
Edited by Andra Vasilescu and Cameron Taylor
Publisher:Editura Academiei
Abstract:The complaint sequence is often characterised by the fact that the hearer (dis/)affiliates to the complaint. In this study we look at the close connection between (dis/)preference and (dis/)affiliation of the participants towards the format of the complaint. We analyze the degree of preference at the level of the participation framework, and the degree of affiliation at the level of the thematic structure of the complaint. We present two cases: the case in which the hearer responds at the complaint with minimal verbal affiliation and a high degree of preference (example 1), and the case in which the complaint is used as a strategy of saving the speaker’s face (examples 2–3). In the latter case, the affiliation and the participation of the interlocutor at the complaint format are not easily obtained by the complainer. The claim that the rhetoric complaint is signalized by the way preference and affiliation are conversationally constructed is launched in this study.
Key words:complaint, preference, affiliation, participation framework, thematic structure, strategy
Language: English

Citations to this publication: 1

References in this publication: 1

3Cezar BălășoiuProbleme ale discursului raportatEditura Universității din București2017

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