4.2.2.3 Questions and tag questions

Questions in this context also appear to function co-operatively. Without any signs of commitment to the task, B3 and B4 do collaborate, using three questions which have the effect of bringing the other speaker into the discussion. Their lack of eagerness suggests they use questions as a way of passing the responsibility for the discussion onto the other speaker (lines 9-10, for example), but this cannot be shown conclusively from the recording.


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