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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...

  • 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...

  • Talking Gender and Sexualityby Paul McIlvenny

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 173.00

    This edited volume brings together scholars from psychology, linguistics, sociology and communication science to investigate how performative notions of gender and sexuality can be fruitfully explored with the rich set of tools that have been developed by conversation analysis and discursive psychology for analyzing everyday practical language use,... 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...

  • Approaching Dialogueby Per Linell

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1998; US$ 180.00

    Approaching Dialogue has its primary focus on the theoretical understanding and empirical analysis of talk-in-interaction. It deals with conversation in general as well as talk within institutions against a backdrop of Conversation Analysis, context-based discourse analysis, social pragmatics, socio-cultural theory and interdisciplinary dialogue... more...

  • On Speech Act Verbsby Jef Verschueren

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1980; US$ 98.00

    This essay concerns the analysis of speech act verbs. It offers a range of ideas which form theoretical preliminaries to the analysis of this phenomenon. more...

  • The Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policyby Robin Mansell; Marc Raboy

    Wiley 2011; US$ 209.95

    The Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy offers insights into the boundaries of this field of study, assesses why it is important, who is affected, and with what political, economic, social and cultural consequences. Provides the most up to date and comprehensive collection of essays from top scholars in the field Includes contributions... more...

  • Confident Conversationby Mike Bechtle

    Baker Publishing Group 2008; US$ 12.99

    Communication is an art, and anyone--whether shy or outgoing--can improve his or her conversational skills. Dr. Mike Bechtle offers a straightforward guide to making good conversation that works for any personality type. more...

  • The Logic of Conventional Implicaturesby Christopher Potts

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 49.99

    This book revives the study of conventional implicatures in natural language semantics. H. Paul Grice first defined the concept. Since then his definition has seen much use and many redefinitions, but it has never enjoyed a stable place in linguistic theory. Christopher Potts returns to the original and uses it as a key into two presently under-studied... more...

  • Acting Out Participant Examples in the Classroomby Stanton E.F. Wortham

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1994; US$ 149.00

    This volume explores a relational pattern that occurs during one type of speech event — classroom “participant examples.” A participant example describes, as an example of something, an event that includes at least one person also participating in the conversation. Participants with a role in the example have two relevant identities... more...