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Author Tannen, Deborah.

Title Conversational style : analyzing talk among friends / Deborah Tannen.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  302.346 T157c 2005    ---  Available
Edition New ed.
Description xix, 244 p. ; 21 cm.
Note Originally published: New York : Ablex Publishing. 1984.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-232) and index.
Contents Conversational style : theoretical background -- The participants in Thanksgiving dinner -- Linguistic devices in conversational style -- Narrative strategies -- Irony and joking -- Summary of style features -- The study of coherence in discourse -- Coda: taking the concepts into the present.
Summary "This revised edition of Deborah Tannen's first discourse analysis book, Conversational Style - first published in 1984 - presents an approach to analyzing conversation that later became the hallmark and foundation of her extensive body of work in discourse analysis, including the monograph Talking Voices, as well as her well-known popular books You Just Don't Understand, That's Not What I Meant!, and Taking from 9 to 5, among others." "Carefully examining the discourse of six speakers over the course of a two-and-a-half-hour Thanksgiving dinner conversation, Tannen analyzes the features that make up the speakers' conversational styles, and in particular how aspects of what she calls a "high-involvement style" have a positive effect when used with others who share the style, but a negative effect with those whose styles differ. This revised edition includes a new preface and an afterword in which Tannen discusses the book's place in the evolution of her work." "Conversational style is written in an accessible and nontechnical style that should appeal to scholars and students of discourse analysis (in fields such as linguistics, anthropology, communications, sociology, and psychology) as well as general readers fascinated by Tannen's popular work. This book is an ideal text for use in introductory classes in linguistics and discourse analysis."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Conversation analysis.
Conversation analysis. (OCoLC)fst00877220
ISBN 0195221818 (alk. paper)

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