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phatic communication

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DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405168908.2010.x


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A type of verbal communication which implies a willingness to converse; a term coined by Roman J akobson . A phatic utterance needs convey no meaning in and of itself, but can consist of culturally acceptable phrases which simply signal friendliness, such as talking about the weather in some countries. 1983 (2985) : Literary Theory: An Introduction . 1977 : Structuralism and Semiotics . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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