The Resource Conversational style : analyzing talk among friends, Deborah Tannen

Conversational style : analyzing talk among friends, Deborah Tannen

Label
Conversational style : analyzing talk among friends
Title
Conversational style
Title remainder
analyzing talk among friends
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Tannen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
302.3/46
Index
no index present
LC call number
P95.45
LC item number
.T36 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Conversational style : analyzing talk among friends, Deborah Tannen
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Ablex Publishing. 1984
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Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Conversational style : theoretical background -- 3. The participants in thanksgiving dinner -- 4. Linguistic devices in conversational style -- 5. Narrative strategies -- 6. Irony and joking -- 7. Summary of style features -- 8. The study of coherence in discourse -- 9. Coda : taking the concepts into the present -- App. 1. Key to transcription conventions -- App. 2. Steps in analyzing conversation -- App. 3. Participants in thanksgiving dinner -- App. 4. The flow of topics
Control code
000026232817
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
New ed
Extent
xix, 244 p.
Isbn
9780195221817
Lccn
2004053189
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.b21299900
System control number
  • 26232817lw
  • (OCoLC)55588300

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