126.96.36.199 Interruptions and overlap
There are no instances of interruption or of overlapping speech in this discussion. Neither do the two speakers 'latch on' at the end of each other's turns. Most turns have pauses between them, ranging from less than 0.5 seconds to 7 seconds in length. Both speakers are non-co-operative in this respect. In combination with others mentioned already, the pauses between their turn taking gives the appearance of the speakers being uncommitted to the discussion.
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