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Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name: but what keeps puzzling me is the nature of my game

Ellen Van Praet (UGent)
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This paper presents an account of the early phase of linguistic ethnographic fieldwork at a British embassy. It examines informants’ perspectives toward the event of a researcher coming to observe, record and analyse their weekly meetings; it weighs their perceptions of her presence and attempts at understanding the expectations, anxiety and resistance surrounding her arrival. Relying both on cues in an e-mail message announcing the researcher’s coming and on micro-analysis of the opening minutes of the first meeting, it empirically identifies the frames that were both unconsciously adopted and consciously constructed in the course of initial instances of interaction.
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Goffman, humor, frame analysis, meetings, interaction, linguistic ethnography

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Van Praet, Ellen. 2009. “Pleased to Meet You, Hope You Guess My Name: But What Keeps Puzzling Me Is the Nature of My Game.” In From Will to Well : Studies in Linguistics Offered to Anne-Marie Simon Vandenbergen, ed. Stef Slembrouck, Miriam Taverniers, and Mieke Van Herreweghe, 11–22. Gent: Academia Press.
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Van Praet, E. (2009). Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name: but what keeps puzzling me is the nature of my game. In S. Slembrouck, M. Taverniers, & M. Van Herreweghe (Eds.), From will to well : studies in Linguistics offered to Anne-Marie Simon Vandenbergen (pp. 11–22). Gent: Academia Press.
Vancouver
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Van Praet E. Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name: but what keeps puzzling me is the nature of my game. In: Slembrouck S, Taverniers M, Van Herreweghe M, editors. From will to well : studies in Linguistics offered to Anne-Marie Simon Vandenbergen. Gent: Academia Press; 2009. p. 11–22.
MLA
Van Praet, Ellen. “Pleased to Meet You, Hope You Guess My Name: But What Keeps Puzzling Me Is the Nature of My Game.” From Will to Well : Studies in Linguistics Offered to Anne-Marie Simon Vandenbergen. Ed. Stef Slembrouck, Miriam Taverniers, & Mieke Van Herreweghe. Gent: Academia Press, 2009. 11–22. Print.
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  author       = {Van Praet, Ellen},
  booktitle    = {From will to well : studies in Linguistics offered to Anne-Marie Simon Vandenbergen},
  editor       = {Slembrouck, Stef and Taverniers, Miriam and Van Herreweghe, Mieke},
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  title        = {Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name: but what keeps puzzling me is the nature of my game},
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