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Perspectives On Silence
     

Perspectives On Silence

by Deborah Tannen, Muriel Saville-Troike
 

ISBN-10: 0893912557

ISBN-13: 9780893912550

Pub. Date: 01/01/1985

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This book focuses attention on a relatively neglected component of communication-silence-in order to present current research from a number of disciplines and also to stimulate further research on the subject. Silence is often viewed as an out-of-awareness phenomenon against which talk is perceived. By reversing polarities and treating silence as a figure to be

Overview

This book focuses attention on a relatively neglected component of communication-silence-in order to present current research from a number of disciplines and also to stimulate further research on the subject. Silence is often viewed as an out-of-awareness phenomenon against which talk is perceived. By reversing polarities and treating silence as a figure to be examined against talk, we are given a heightened awareness of the universal aspects of human behavior while emphasizing its complex nature as a cultural phenomenon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780893912550
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1985
Pages:
4295
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

OVERVIEW: THE NATURE AND STUDY OF SILENCE

The Pace of Silence in an Integrated Theory of Communication

PSYCHOLOGICAL AND ETHNOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF PAUSING

The Machine Stops: Silence in the Metaphor of Malfunction

Psychological Correlates of Silence and Sound in Conversational Interaction

The Two Faces of Silence: The Effect of Witness Hesitancy on Lawyers' Impressions

Some Reasons for Hesitating

SOME MEANINGS AND USES OF SILENCE

Silence: Anything But

Joyful Noise and Reverent Silence: The Significance of Noise in Pentecostal Worship

Silence and Sulking: Emotional Displays in the Classroom

SILENCE IN CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE

Silence and Noise as Emotion Management Styles: An Italian Case

Eloquent Silence Among the Igbo of Nigeria

The Silent Finn

SILENCE AND NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION

Interaction Structured Through Talk and Interaction Structured Through silence'

Some Uses of Gesture

APPENDIX

A Sampling of Sources on Silence

Author Index

Subject Index

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