duplicated in any setting involving children or adults, the classroom, or teacher, being merely coincidentally related to it.

We have reached nearly the end of our presentation for this chapter. There is one final thing we have wished to do here, and that is, to give some preliminary indication of how the structural machinery developed in this chapter will be used to solve certain specific problems of conversation.

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1. This and subsequent illustrations in this chapter, except where otherwise indicated, are based on a recording made by Chris Winskowski for an unpublished Honors Thesis in Psychology, University of Hawaii, 1972.

2. Note that during election time, gossip stories tend to spill over front page and become less easily differentiated from news stories, thus showing up the policy of deliberately allowing a temporary erosion of the usual editorial claim to objectivity of reporting.

3. One convenient method of getting at what's in the minds of others about the public record is to listen in on their gossip talk. Recordings of such events, and their analysis, is a convenient source of empirical data.

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