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Try-Marker

Try-Marker

A try-marker is a device that is used to indicate a test of the addressee's recognition of a referent. The device is followed by a hesitation pause in expectation of a sign from the addressee as to whether the referent is known to the addressee.

A try-marker may be indicated by rising intonation at the end of an utterance.

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Source: Moerman 1988

Moerman, Michael. 1988.Talking culture: Ethnography and conversation analysis. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania.

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