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Interruptions, Conversational

  • By: Sherry L. Beaumont
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

An interruption is a speech behavior that occurs when one person begins talking when another person is already talking and the original speaker stops talking. Interruptions can have implications for relationships depending on how they are interpreted. Interruptions may be interpreted ...

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