Conversational Style: Analyzing Talk Among Friends

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Ablex Publishing Corporation, 1984 - Psychology - 188 pages
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This book provides a basic approach to the linguistic analysis of conversation, building toward a theory of the aesthetics of conversation by analyzing spontaneous talk among friends. It sheds light on such issues as pacing, turn-taking, storytelling, and humor, showing the effects on interaction when participants' conversational styles differ. Its readability makes it suitable for use as a text in discourse analysis at all levels.

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This book presents an interactional sociolinguistic analysis of a Thanksgiving dinner conversation between six friends. Tannen argues that variation in the behaviour of participants can be attributed ... Read full review


Introduction for Linguists
Processes of Conversational Style
Procedure and Analytic Method

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