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978-0-89391-188-1 / 9780893911881

Conversational Style: Analyzing Talk Among Friends

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Publisher:Praeger

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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This book provides a basic approach to the linguistic analysis of conversation, building toward a theory of the aesthetics of conversation by analyzing spontaneous talk among friends. It sheds light on such issues as pacing, turn-taking, storytelling, and humor, showing the effects on interaction when participants' conversational styles differ. Its readability makes it suitable for use as a text in discourse analysis at all levels.

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