Jan Svennevig, Getting Acquainted in Conversation: A Study of Initial Interactions. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1999, 383 pp. This book is about first conversations. It describes many an interlocutor's experience of `hitting it off' with another almost immediately (p. 1). Svennevig goes on: `... the feeling of success is often explained by the participants as "vibrations" or "chemistry", or other factors beyond their control' (ibid.), which I think would be most difficult to describe scientifically. The aforementioned situation of `hitting it off', or the `good vibes' situation, has probably occurred to most of us on one occasion or another (romantically, with a new boss, meeting one's in-laws for the first time, meeting a new neighbor, etc.). In actuality, this has happened to me many times something just `clicks'. It is important to keep in mind, however, that new acquaintances have certain constraints on what they can talk about as well as to how a topic can be introduced into a conversation. Thus, the following conversation would be most awkward (and not occur) among newly-introduced persons: *`Hello.' `Hi.' `What's your name?' `My name is Alan, and guess what I did last night?' Native speakers are usually very sensitive when meeting
Multilingua - Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication – de Gruyter
Published: Apr 8, 2003
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera