4.2.1.7 Interruptions and overlap

G2 and G3 overlap each other co-operatively throughout the discussion, as in the instance at lines 41- 43:

41. G2: Kate

42. G2: is mentioned (.) oh no it's not that one cos= =it's

G3: yeah there's a Kate =it's Kate=

43. G2: Kate in my home town

G3: in my home town

Less co-operative overlap appears to occur between these two speakers and G1. At line 17, G3 begins to speak at a TRP in G1's turn, but breaks off when G1 continues speaking.

17. G1: Kate is (.) Kate's going to be their wife (.) or one of

G3: she's the one

18. G1: their wives

Similarly, G1 begins to speak at a TRP in G3's turn at line 24, but breaks off when G3 continues speaking. This is a further example of the co-operative features which occur between G2 and G3 not extending into G1's behaviour towards them, or theirs towards her. They are non-co-operative in this respect.

B1, on the other hand, is actually interrupted by G2 when he first attempts to participate:

38. G2: (1) uhuh there's somebody

B1: (.) if you go back a bit (.) and there's

39. G2: called Kate mentioned twice= uhuh (.) cos

G3: = he must marry (XXXX)

When B1 pauses after 'and' at line 38, G2 begins to speak, and B1 does not speak again. G2 interprets B1's comment as drawing attention to a reference to Kate in the lyrics of one of the songs, but there is in fact no indication that this was the case from what B1 said.

Again, G2 and G3 behave co-operatively towards each other, G1 behaves non- co-operatively towards them, and they behave non-co-operatively towards her, while B1 is treated competitively in this respect.


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