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Constructing (in)competence by Judith F. Duchan, Madeline Maxwell, Dana Kovarsky

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Chapter 1

Evaluating Competence in the Course of Everyday Interaction

Judith Duchan

State University of New York at Buffalo

Madeline Maxwell

University of Texas at Austin

Dana Kovarsky

University of Rhode Island

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. ...

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