Participation, procedure and accountability: 'you said' speech markers in negotiating reports of ambiguous phenomena

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Participation, procedure and accountability : 'you said' speech markers in negotiating reports of ambiguous phenomena. / Wooffitt, Robin; Allistone, Simon.

In: Discourse Studies, Vol. 10, No. 3, 06.2008, p. 407-427.

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Wooffitt, R & Allistone, S 2008, 'Participation, procedure and accountability: 'you said' speech markers in negotiating reports of ambiguous phenomena', Discourse Studies, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 407-427. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461445608090225

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Wooffitt, R., & Allistone, S. (2008). Participation, procedure and accountability: 'you said' speech markers in negotiating reports of ambiguous phenomena. Discourse Studies, 10(3), 407-427. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461445608090225

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Wooffitt R, Allistone S. Participation, procedure and accountability: 'you said' speech markers in negotiating reports of ambiguous phenomena. Discourse Studies. 2008 Jun;10(3):407-427. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461445608090225

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Wooffitt, Robin ; Allistone, Simon. / Participation, procedure and accountability : 'you said' speech markers in negotiating reports of ambiguous phenomena. In: Discourse Studies. 2008 ; Vol. 10, No. 3. pp. 407-427.

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