Social Interaction and Discourse Structures
Gregory R. Guy
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 358 pages
This is a two-volume collection of original research papers designed to reflect the breadth and depth of the impact that William Labov has had on linguistic science. Four areas of 'Labovian' linguistics are addressed: First is the study of variation and change; the papers in sections I and II of the first volume take this as their central theme, with a focus on either the social context and uses of language (I) or on the the internal linguistic dynamics of variation and change (II). The study of African American English, and other language varieties in the Americas spoken by people of African descent and influenced by their linguistic heritage, is the subject of the papers in section III of the first volume. The third theme is the study of discourse; the papers in section I of the second volume develop themes in Labovian linguistics that go back to Labov's work on narrative, descriptive, and therapeutic discourse. Fourth is the emphasis on language use, the search for discursive, interactive, and meaningful determinants of the complexity in human communication. Papers with these themes appear in section II of the second volume.
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Discourse Analysis Structuralism and the Description of Social Practice
Third Turn Repair
The Transformation of Experience Identity and Context
Reference and Evaluation in Narrative
Negotiating Evaluation in Storytelling
Horse Race Calls
Discourse Clues to Coded Language in an Impeachment Hearing
The Incongruity of Jokes Riddles and Humorous Situations
Syntactic and Lexical Variation
On Focussing Sentences in Brazilian Portuguese
On KindSentences Resumptive Pronouns and Relative Clauses
Viewpoint Sequencing and Pronoun Usage in Javanese Short Stories
Language typology or sociolinguistics?
The Sociolinguistic Dynamics of Apparent Convergence
Varbruland the HumanInanimate Polarization of the Swahili Object Marker
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