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  • The Noblest Animate Motionby Jeffrey Wollock

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 288.00

    The body of theory on speech production and speech disorder developed prior to Descartes has been so neglected by historians that its very existence is practically unknown today. Yet it provides a framework for understanding the speech process which is not only comprehensive and coherent, but of great relevance to current debates on issues of language... more...

  • Paralanguageby Fernando Poyatos

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1993; US$ 225.00

    This is the first interdisciplinary book-length treatment of paralanguage, briefly defined as: nonverbal vocal or narial communication. After sensitizing the reader to our sound-generating movements and to all human external and environmental sounds for their unquestionable communicative qualities, it realistically combines an anatomical-physiological... more...

  • Language and Actionby Danilo Marcondes de Souza Filho

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1985; US$ 102.00

    This work consists of an examination and revision of some of the main theses of Speech Act Theory in relation to the problem of ideology and action-guiding language. Starting from the idea that linguistic philosophy must take into account how the social structure of the linguistic community may influence and direct the way its language is used, a critical... more...

  • Speech Act Taxonomy as a Tool for Ethnographic Descriptionby Nira Reiss

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1985; US$ 102.00

    This study is intended to design measures for ethnographic description including speech acts in an etic instrumental approach, oriented toward an analysis of the functions of communicative events in relation to the ongoing stream of behavior. A revised taxonomy of speech acts is applied to an empirical corpus and is shown to produce a systematic set... more...

  • Dialogueby Marcelo Dascal; Hubert Cuyckens

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1985; US$ 234.00

    Dialogue: An interdisciplinary approach is a pioneering collection of papers that take Dialogue Studies out of its ?classic? narrow definition into the study of the complexities and processes in dialogue. It is a first move toward interdisciplinary research in Dialogue Studies. more...

  • Discovering Speech, Words, and Mindby Dani Byrd; Toben H. Mintz

    Wiley 2011; US$ 41.95

    Written in a lively style, Discovering Speech, Words, and Mind applies a scientific approach to the study of various aspects of speech, using everyday examples to introduce the beginning student to the world of language and cognition. An accessible introduction to the fundamentals of speech production, speech perception, word-formation, language... more...

  • Conversation Analysisby Jack Sidnell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 39.95

    Combining the main findings, methods and analytic techniques of this central approach to language and social interaction, along with real-life examples and step-by-step explanations, Conversation Analysis is the ideal student guide to the field. Introduces the main findings, methods and analytic techniques of conversation analysis (CA) –... more...

  • Listening and Human Communication in the 21st Centuryby Andrew D. Wolvin

    Wiley 2011; US$ 53.95

    Bringing together top listening scholars from a range of disciplines and real world perspectives, Listening and Human Communication in the 21st Century offers a state-of-the-art overview of what we know and think about listening behavior in the 21st century. Introduces students to the core issues listening theory and practice Includes student... more...

  • Talk in Actionby John Heritage; Steven Clayman

    Wiley 2011; US$ 44.95

    Talk in Action examines the language, identity, and interaction of social institutions, introducing students to the research methodology of Conversation Analysis. Features a unique focus on real-world applications of CA by examining four institutional domains: calls to emergency numbers, doctor-patient interaction, courtroom trials, and mass communication,... more...

  • Supportive Fellow-Speakers and Cooperative Conversationsby Wolfram Bublitz

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 180.00

    This is a study of a specific type of everyday conversation whose essential hallmark is its participants' attempt to gain agreement and consent when establishing and maintaining a continuous and coherent flow of talk. Basing his analyses on the Survey'-corpus and resorting to an interpretative, reconstructive mode of description, Bublitz focusses on... more...