Talk and Social Theory: Ecologies of Speaking and Listening in Everyday Life / Edition 1

Talk and Social Theory: Ecologies of Speaking and Listening in Everyday Life / Edition 1

by Frederick Erickson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745624715

ISBN-13: 9780745624716

Pub. Date: 05/31/2004

Publisher: Wiley

Talk and Social Theory will be an essential text for students of sociolinguistics and the analysis of discourse in conversation.

  • introduces the study of 'talk' linked to social theory;
  • develops a new theoretical argument that reviews the relations between local social practices and general societal processes of talk;
  • the use of everyday examples
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    Overview

    Talk and Social Theory will be an essential text for students of sociolinguistics and the analysis of discourse in conversation.

  • introduces the study of 'talk' linked to social theory;
  • develops a new theoretical argument that reviews the relations between local social practices and general societal processes of talk;
  • the use of everyday examples - a family dinner table, a school classroom, an academic advising session in an community college - enhances the book’s appeal to a non-specialist as well as a specialist audience;
  • reviews the key theoretical perspectives and conceptual frameworks in social theory and in the sociolinguistic study of talk.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780745624716
    Publisher:
    Wiley
    Publication date:
    05/31/2004
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    232
    Sales rank:
    1,015,281
    Product dimensions:
    6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

    Table of Contents

    Dedication.

    Preface.

    Acknowledgements.

    PART ONE: Examples of the conduct of talk.

    1. Sketching the terrain.

    2. Seventy-five dollars goes in a day.

    3. I can make a "P".

    4. You wrestlin’?.

    5. He has no history of IVDA.

    PART TWO: Thinking about talk and social theory.

    6. General perspectives on talk and social theory.

    7 Toward a more practical theory of practices in talk.

    8 Summing up.

    Further Reading.

    References.

    Index.

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