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  • Beyond Rhetorical Questionsby Irene Koshik

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 158.00

    This book uses Conversation Analysis methodology to analyze rhetorical and other questions that are designed to convey assertions, rather than seek new information. It shows how these question sequences unfold interactionally in naturally-occurring talk in a variety of settings, e.g., friends arguing over the phone, parents disciplining children, news... more...

  • Bilingual Couples Talkby Ingrid Piller

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 173.00

    This sociolinguistic study of the linguistic practices of bilingual couples describes the conditions, processes and results of private language contact. It is based on a unique corpus of more than 20 hours of private conversations between partners in bilingual marriages. Adding to its breadth of coverage, these private conversations are supplemented... more...

  • Conversation Analysisby Gene H. Lerner

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 173.00

    This collection assembles early, yet previously unpublished research into the practices that organize conversational interaction by many of the central figures in the development and advancement of Conversation Analysis as a discipline. Using the methods of sequential analysis as first developed by Harvey Sacks, the authors produce detailed empirical... more...

  • Emotion in Dialogic Interactionby Edda Weigand

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 158.00

    This volume contains a selection of papers given at the European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop on ?Emotion in Dialogic Interaction? at the University of Münster in October 2002. In the literature, the complex network of ?emotion in dialogic interaction? is mostly addressed by reducing the complex and separating emotions or defining them by... more...

  • Essays in Speech Act Theoryby Daniel Vanderveken; Susumu Kubo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 173.00

    Any study of communication must take into account the nature and role of speech acts in a broad context. This book addresses questions such as: - What do we mean? - How do we say it? and - How is it understood? in the broad context of universal, socio-cultural and psychological issues that bear on human communication. It presents an overview of current... more...

  • 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...