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Spoken Discourse and Social Interaction : An Introduction

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ISBN13:

9780340741849

ISBN10:
0340741848
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/15/2013
Publisher(s):
Hodder Education Publishers
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Summary

Spoken Discourse and Social Interaction is an indispensable guide to a burgeoning and fascinating field of study. In twenty-two concise and highly readable chapters, Alan Firth outlines the key concepts, dominant approaches and major findings in spoken interaction research over the last four decades. Rather than being tied to a particular approach or paradigm, the book offers a comprehensive and inclusive overview, where emphasis is placed on describing the interactional and contextual nature of spoken discourse in a variety of contexts and social encounters. Topics covered include beginnings, endings, approaches, context, culture and ethnicity, data and transcription, analysis, identity, power, gender, narrative, miscommunication, humor, institutional interaction, grammar and coherence, argument, and embodied discourse. This book will be essential reading for students of linguistics, sociology, communication and media studies, psychology, and anthropology. The book includes discussion questions for each chapter, suggestions for further reading, and a glossary of key terms.

Author Biography


Alan Firth is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Aalborg University

Table of Contents

Introduction
Theoreticals
Approaches
Contexts
Data
Fundamentals
Turns
Sequences
Topics
Activities
Analysis
Themes
Beginnings
Words
Bodies
Identities
Stories
Arguments
Humour
Institutions
Cultures
Power
Miscommunications
Endings
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