Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Next Turn Repair Initiator


A next turn repair initiator is an utterance, used in the turn after a repairable item, that prompts for a third turn repair in the next turn.



In the following exchange, What? is the next turn repair initiator for the third turn repair in the next turn:

  • A: I need a new bolt for my oil filter.
  • B: What?
  • A: I mean for my oil PAN.
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