In linguistics, a co-construction is a grammatical or semantic entity which has been uttered by more than one speaker. It is a technical term for the notion of one person finishing another person's thought. For example:
- Person A: Excuse me, you could direct me to the, um...
- Person B: Bathroom?
- Person A: Yes, thank you.
- Lexique franco-anglais du modle d'analyse du discours modulaire genevois
- (in Japanese) The National Institute for Japanese Language Archived 2007-02-21 at the Wayback Machine
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