Slips of the Tongue: Repair Procedures

Slips of the tongue (speech errors) nearly always include some repair whereby the speaker realises the mistake and then attempts to correct for their error.

Continue reading “Slips of the Tongue: Repair Procedures”



By Jonathan Maxey, Coventry University

Repairs, when initiated or performed by a conversational other, are often a reliable indicator of power within spoken discourse. However, additional social areas may also be underscored by this phenomenon. For example, the establishing or highlighting of a rapport.

Continue reading “Rephrasing”

Create a free website or blog at

Up ↑