A Grammar of Spoken English Discourse: The Intonation of Increments

Front Cover
A&C Black, Dec 9, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 255 pages
0 Reviews
David Brazil's pioneering work on the grammar of spoken discourse ended at A Grammar Of Speech (1995) due to his untimely death. Gerard O'Grady picks up the baton in this book and teststhedescription of usedlanguageagainst a spoken corpus. He incorporates findings from the last decade of corpus linguistics study, notably concerning phrases and lexical items larger than single orthographic words and ellipsis. He demonstrates theadded communicative significance that the incorporation of two systems of intonation ('Key' and 'Termination') bring to the grammar. O'Grady reviews the literature andcovers the theorybefore moving on to a practical, analytic section. His final chapter reviews the arguments, maps the road ahead and lays out the practical applications of the grammar. The book will be of great interest to researchers in applied linguistics, discourse analysis and also EFL/ESL.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

The Outward Exploration of the Grammar
11
The Inward Exploration of the Grammar
113
Wrapping Up
199
Appendix 1
209
Appendix 2
213
Appendix 3
216
Notes
227
Bibliography
243
Index
251
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

Dr Gerard O'Grady is a Lecturer in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University, UK

Bibliographic information