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

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Introduction for Linguists
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Processes of Conversational Style
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