Asking an interlocutor, “Are you expressing yourself or proposing a fact?”
Buscetta's principal interlocutor was Giovanni Falcone, Italy's top Mafia-buster.
Xenophon's Memorabilia puts the view in the mouth of Socrates, with Aristippus as interlocutor:
She asked if her interlocutor had two dollars, for the Zoltar fortune-telling machine outside Gem Spa.
In each case, the interlocutor inquires of the viewer, “What might this be?”
Noise in the background can make it hard for your interlocutor to hear what you are saying.
I will always be more aware of my alertness, sincerity, open-mindedness, and so forth, than I will be of my interlocutor.
Part of what is missing are the signals you can pick up about an interlocutor in a physical meeting: the visible reaction.
He was a friend and respected interlocutor of Keynes, Wittgenstein, Russell and Moore, who considered him to be one of the sharpest minds around.
In conversation – Pari speaks flawless English – she has a habit of pausing to consider questions, as she fixes her interlocutor with a deliberate stare.
Mullah Baradar is believed to be the main interlocutor in tentative behind-the-scenes talks about peace talks between the government in Kabul, foreign forces and the Taliban.
For UN agencies looking to deliver aid to regime-held areas, the trust was an invaluable interlocutor: its English-speaking staff were familiar with international regulations.
But, in the Republic, he puts into the mouth of its principal interlocutor, “Socrates,” an observation about the corrosive power that philosophy can have when it takes hold at too early an age.
Although the report classifies Hezbollah as "more akin to a trusted junior partner and a brother-in-arms for Iran than a proxy", it nevertheless says the group has become a central interlocutor for an array of Arab militias and political parties with ties to Iran.
“France is still trying to de-escalate tensions between Iran and the US to preserve the nuclear deal, while Switzerland appears focused on the prisoners’ fate in both countries and Kuwait is the main interlocutor on Iran-Saudi relations,” Mr Vaez told The Independent.
A simple answer is that, by this device, Plato intended to signal to his readers that the dialogues in which Socrates is the major interlocutor convey the philosophy of Socrates, whereas those in which he is a minor figure or does not appear at all present Plato’s own ideas.
The same diplomat also said, however, that Biden might – like Barack Obama – see Europe and particularly Germany as his primary interlocutor: “If you get a Joe Biden presidency in the US, then the relationship will focus again on Europe, on Germany and France, and we may feel a little neglected.”
One actor surrounded by cameras and production crew may be a dramatic contrivance of solitude, but as a convention it is perfectly naturalistic: after all, there can be few people who have not found themselves alone – with or without a telephone or a tape recorder to act as interlocutor – mulling over their lives…
We can say that the presupposition that the interlocutor speaks English, like the presupposition that the interlocutor is interested in what the speaker (or writer) has to say, is a conversational presupposition or, following Stalnaker (1972; 1974), speaker presupposition or pragmatic presupposition.
As Marty regards statements as autosemantica which manifest judgments and communicate to the interlocutor that he or she is to judge in the same way, he characterizes emotives or interest-demanding expressions (interesseheischende Ausdrücke) as those autosemantic which manifest not only emotions, but also volitions (which for him and Brentano belong to one and the same class), and communicate to the interlocutor that he or she is to feel or will in the same way.
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As Marty regards statements as autosemantica which manifest judgments and communicate to the interlocutor that he or she is to judge in the same way he characterizes emotives or interest-demanding expressions interesseheischende Ausdrücke as those autosemantic which manifest not only emotions but also volitions which for him and Brentano belong to one and the same class and communicate to the interlocutor that he or she is to feel or will in the same way