Second summonmgs in Korean telephone conversation openings

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This article is triggered by an analytic puzzle. In about half of a corpus of Korean telephone openings, callers produce a second summons, yepoxeyyo, in the second turn of the opening sequence. The analysis unravels the interactional and organizational contingencies involved in the construction of the caller's second summons. It shows that the second summons operates as a vehicle for inviting recognition, and that the answerers overlay their work of recognition onto their talk in the third turn. In this way, the parties confront, work through, and display their underlying orientation to the organizational problem of establishing each other's identity in dealing with the second summons/answer sequence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-283
Number of pages23
JournalLanguage in Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Linguistics and Language


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