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"To be honest": sequential uses of honesty phrases in talk-in-interaction

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"To be honest": sequential uses of honesty phrases in talk-in-interaction. / Edwards, D.; Fasulo, Alessandra.

In: Research on Language & Social Interaction, Vol. 39, No. 4, 2006, p. 343-376.

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Edwards, D & Fasulo, A 2006, '"To be honest": sequential uses of honesty phrases in talk-in-interaction', Research on Language & Social Interaction, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 343-376. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15327973rlsi3904_1

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Edwards, D. ; Fasulo, Alessandra. / "To be honest": sequential uses of honesty phrases in talk-in-interaction. In: Research on Language & Social Interaction. 2006 ; Vol. 39, No. 4. pp. 343-376.

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