Everyday Conversation

Everyday Conversation

by Robert E. Nofsinger


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Everyday Conversation fills a specific niche. It introduces in a readable way major concepts for understanding conversations viewed from the perspective of conversation analysis and, to a lesser extent, speech act theory. Students benefit from having access to technical concepts otherwise beyond their reach and from having a manageable entry point from which to investigate these concepts further. Outstanding features include: illustrates primary discussions by segments of real-life talk; describes conversation predominantly from one perspective—conversation analysis; and offers specific details of conversation patterning in the data segments and the accompanying point-by-point discussions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781577660798
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/1991
Pages: 180

Table of Contents

Conversational Action
Action Sequences
Turn Organization
Extended Structures

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