Asymmetries are no joke: Exploring the nonreciprocity of police interview laughter – Elisabeth Carter

Recorded 19th December 2011 at Loughborough’s Conversation Analysis Day. The theme for that years meeting was “Asymmetries in Interaction”. Elisabeth describes how language and law intersects, detailing how a suspect may use laughter to buttress their position of innocence whilst the police officer may use laughter to challenge the veracity of what the suspect is saying.

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