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"hold the floor"

Posted by MichaelFR on August 18, 2004

In Reply to: "Hold the floor" posted by Miri Barak on August 18, 2004

: My context:
: "Scollon & Scollon's concept of "distribution of talk" which refers t the mutual agreement between individuals as to who talks first, *holds the floor*, how each takes a turn or interrupts is useful here..."

: I'm not sure about the meaning of "holds the floor".
: Is it who has the right to speak, or who dominates the conversation and speaks most of the time?

: Thank you very much

The humble frog guess:
"holds the floor" = "takes control"
Experts will certainly add on...