In Other Words: Variation in Reference and Narrative

In Other Words: Variation in Reference and Narrative

by Deborah Schiffrin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052148474X

ISBN-13: 9780521484749

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Deborah Schiffrin looks at two important tasks of language--presenting 'who' we are talking about (the referent) and 'what happened' to them (their actions and attributes) in a narrative--and explores how this presentation alters in relation to emergent forms and meanings. Drawing on examples from both face-to-face talk and public discourse, she analyzes a variety of

Overview

Deborah Schiffrin looks at two important tasks of language--presenting 'who' we are talking about (the referent) and 'what happened' to them (their actions and attributes) in a narrative--and explores how this presentation alters in relation to emergent forms and meanings. Drawing on examples from both face-to-face talk and public discourse, she analyzes a variety of repairs, reformulations of referents, and retellings of narratives, ranging from word-level repairs within a single turn-at-talk, to life story narratives told years apart.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521484749
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics Series, #21
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

1. Variation; 2. Problematic referrals; 3. Anticipating referrals; 4. Reactive and proactive prototypes; 5. Referring sequences; 6. Reframing experience; 7. Retelling a story; 8. Who did what (again)?; 9. Redoing and replaying.

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