Evaluating Competence in the Course of Everyday Interaction
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1. Mr. H: … I’ll take along a camera. Speech-Language Pathologist: Very good, Walter.
2. Pediatrician: Have you heard the term “cerebral palsy” before? Father: Cerebral … Pediatrician: Cerebral palsy. Father: Yeah. Mother: That’s what he has. Father: Oh, I know that—
3. My tall and graceful cypress. …
The boldfaced elements in the snippets of talk just presented can be interpreted as evaluative. The first example (from Kovarsky, Kimbarow, & Kastner, chap. 13, this volume) is an explicit evaluation of a client’s previous response. ...