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  • Features of Naturalness in Conversationby Martin Warren

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 173.00

    The study describes a detailed and original piece of research work, investigating a very important genre of human communication, and that is conversation. It provides a definition of the genre of conversation by describing nine features of conversation, namely multiple sources, discourse coherence, language as doing, co-operation, unfolding, open-endedness,... more...

  • Getting Acquainted in Conversationby Jan Svennevig

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 180.00

    What makes a ‘getting acquainted’ a recognizable conversational activity, and how are interpersonal relationships established in a first conversation? This book presents a theoretical framework for the study of relationship management in conversation and an empirical study of a corpus of initial interactions. It provides detailed descriptions... more...

  • Linguistic Dimensions of Crisis Talkby Claudia Sassen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 165.00

    This book offers an HPSG-based discourse grammar for a controlled language (Air Traffic Control) that allows the identification of well-formed discourse patterns. A formalisation of discourse theoretical structures that occur especially in crisis situations that involve potential aviation disasters is introduced. Of particular importance in this context... more...

  • Negotiation and Power in Dialogic Interactionby Edda Weigand; Marcelo Dascal

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 180.00

    The topic of negotiation has turned out to be of crucial interdisciplinary interest for our understanding of what we are doing in language use. Are we exchanging meanings defined in advance and presupposing equal understanding on the basis of a rule-governed system, or are we negotiating meaning and understanding in the framework of an open dialogic... more...

  • The Organizing Property of Communicationby François Cooren

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 165.00

    What is an organization? What are the building blocks that ultimately constitute this social form, so pervasive in our daily life? Like Augustine facing the problem of time, we all know what an organization is, but we seem unable to explain it. This book brings an original answer by mobilizing concepts traditionally reserved to linguistics, analytical... more...

  • Second Language Interactionby Salla Kurhila

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 165.00

    Members of divergent societies are increasingly involved in interactional situations, both publicly and privately, where participants do not share linguistic resources. Second language conversations have become common everyday events in the globalized world, and an interest has evolved to determine how interaction is conducted and understanding achieved... more...

  • Sound Patterns in Interactionby Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen; Cecilia E. Ford

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 195.00

    This collection of original papers by eminent phoneticians, linguists and sociologists offers the most recent findings on phonetic design in interactional discourse available in an edited collection. The chapters examine the organization of phonetic detail in relation to social actions in talk-in-interaction based on data drawn from diverse languages:... more...

  • Speaking Backby Katharine Gelber

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 149.00

    This book proposes an original policy framework for addressing hate speech. Gelber argues that a policy designed to provide support to affected groups and communities to enable them to speak back when hate speech occurs, is a more useful way of addressing the harms of hate speech than punitive measures. She suggests that ?speaking back? allows the... more...

  • Syntax and Lexis in Conversationby Auli Hakulinen; Margret Selting

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 188.00

    This volume is a collection of current work at the interface of linguistics and conversation analysis. The focus is on linguistic items in their action contexts: syntactic structures and lexical items in data from natural conversations in six European languages: Danish, English, Finnish, German, Italian and Swedish. Some of the studies deal with similar... more...

  • Talk and Practical Epistemologyby Jack Sidnell

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 173.00

    Drawing on the methods of conversation analysis and ethnography, this book sets out to examine the epistemological practices of Indo-Guyanese villagers as these are revealed in their talk and daily conduct. Based on over eighty-five hours of conversation recorded during twelve months of ethnographic fieldwork, the book describes both the social distribution... more...