4.2.5.6 Lexical repetition

There are instances of lexical repetition in the discussion, but the function does not appear to be co- operative. For example, at lines 8-10, G10 repeats G9's phrases "high standards" and "hard work" to dispute G9's giving them priority. G10 repeats "high standards" again at line 17, to dispute G9's assumption that high standards can be achieved if lessons are not interesting. The lexical continuity does show that G10 is listening closely to G9, so there is an element of formal co-operation in G10's behaviour, but her main purpose is to dispute the point, not seek common ground.


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