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See also: give and take
- The settling of differences through compromise and mutual concessions.
- A lively exchange of conversation.
- 2019, Li Huang; James Lambert, “Another Arrow for the Quiver: A New Methodology for Multilingual Researchers”, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, DOI:10.1080/01434632.2019.1596115, page 8:
- We believe that it is in this spoken world, where people engage in phatic communion and indulge in the give-and-take of interpersonal socialising and the negotiation of personality, identity, friendship and connection, largely unmindful of institutional goals or language policies and politics, that one can best get a view of language vitality.