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How do interruptions cause problems in communication?

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November 03, 2007 12:58PM

Interruptions have been studied extensively by discourse analysts and here are a couple of links to help:

http://web.unbc.ca/~lih/interruption2005.pdf http://acl.ldc.upenn.edu/J/J86/J86-3001.pdf Interruption is typically described as a communication error in English speaking cultures, as in " aggressive domination of conversation through interruptions"... and a typical way of violating the "politeness principle" and the accepted rules of "turn-taking".

Not all interruptions are aggressive or intrusive but some are considered "co-operative:

http://www.asel.udel.edu/icslp/cdrom/vol3/685/a685.pdf Keep searching for good articles with the key words discourse and then refine with the word interruption