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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95
This study presents a new perspective on small talk and its crucial role in everyday communication. The new approach presented here is supported by analyses of interactional data in specific settings - private and public, face-to-face and telephone talk. They vary from gossip at the family dinner table and intimate 'keeping in touch' phone conversations,... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00
Language is intimately related to interaction. The question arises: Is the structure of interaction somehow mirrored in language structure and use? This book suggests a positive answer to this question by examining the ubiquitous phenomenon of fictive interaction, in which non-genuine conversational turns appear in discourse, even within clauses, phrases,... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 293.00
Mediatization characterizes changes in practices and institutions in media-saturated societies, thus denoting transformations of these societies. The volume makes a valuable contribution to the understanding of contemporary processes of social, cultural and political changes. The handbook offers a broad spectrum of different approaches... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95
Describes how conversation works, providing a systematic and exhaustive account of the structure of spoken discourse and the diverse strategies speakers use to have a conversation. It is illustrated throughout with excerpts from genuine conversation and contains numerous exercises with suggested answers based on conversations in the London-Lund Corpus... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00
This article aims to show how a corpus driven theory that analyses speech through information units can better account for Discourse Markers (DM) identification and analysis. We propose that the speech flow can only be properly analyzed if segmented into utterances and tone units through prosodic parameters. Utterances correspond to speech acts and... more...
- Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2012; US$ 32.99
Proceeding from the assumption that all manner of public communication in the United States is becoming increasingly coarse, this book argues that shared cultural notions of decency are being eroded by market logic?a decision making calculus based solely upon the aggregate preferences of self-interested individuals. more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00
The volume explores conceptual, methodological, and practical issues related to ideal of authenticity in communication ? that is, speech and writing that appropriately relates to the objective world and at the same time communicates the true intentions of the speaker or author. more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00 US$ 169.00
Offering an interdisciplinary approach, The Handbook of Classroom Discourse and Interaction presents a series of contributions written by educators and applied linguists that explores the latest research methodologies and theories related to classroom language. ? Organized to facilitate a critical understanding of how and why various research... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 54.95 US$ 47.62
The Handbook of Speech Production is the first reference work to provide an overview of this burgeoning area of study. Twenty-four chapters written by an international team of authors examine issues in speech planning, motor control, the physical aspects of speech production, and external factors that impact speech production. Contributions... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62
Globalization and technological advances have had a dramatic impact on the relationship between media and politics. How can we understand the connection between the two in the present day? Alexa Robertson argues that we cannot understand the power of the one without taking the other into account. This exciting and accessible book provides fresh insight... more...