LINGUIST List 16.68

Thu Jan 13 2005

Books: Phonetics/Discourse Analysis: Couper-Kuhlen, Ford

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Sound Patterns in Interaction: Couper-Kuhlen, Ford (Eds)

Message 1: Sound Patterns in Interaction: Couper-Kuhlen, Ford (Eds)

Date: 27-Dec-2004
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Sound Patterns in Interaction: Couper-Kuhlen, Ford (Eds)

Title: Sound Patterns in Interaction
Subtitle: Cross-linguistic studies from conversation
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 62

Published: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins

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Editor: Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen, University of Konstanz
Editor: Cecilia E. Ford, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Hardback: ISBN: 1588115704 Pages: viii, 406 pp. Price: U.S. $ 156.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027229732 Pages: viii, 406 pp. Price: Europe EURO 130.00


This collection of original papers by eminent phoneticians, linguists and
sociologists offers the most recent findings on phonetic design in
interactional discourse available in an edited collection. The chapters
examine the organization of phonetic detail in relation to social actions
in talk-in-interaction based on data drawn from diverse languages:
Japanese, English, Finnish, and German, as well as from diverse speakers:
children, fluent adults and adults with language loss. Because similar
methodology is deployed for the investigation of similar conversational
tasks in different languages, the collection paves the way towards a
cross-linguistic phonology for conversation. The studies reported in the
volume make it clear that language-specific constraints are at work in
determining exactly which phonetic and prosodic resources are deployed for
a given purpose and how they articulate with grammar in different cultures
and speech communities.

Table of contents

List of contributors vii-viii


Conversation and phonetics: Essential connections
Cecilia E. Ford and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen 3-25

Practices and resources for turn transition

Non-modal voice quality and turn-taking in Finnish
Richard Ogden 29-62

Prosody for making transition-relevance places in Japanese conversation:
The case of turns unmarked by utterance-final objects
Hiroko Tanaka 63-96

Turn-final intonation in English
Beatrice Szczepek Reed 97-117

Prosodic resources, turn-taking and overlap in children's talk-in-interaction
Bill Wells and Juliette Corrin 119-144

Projecting and expanding turns

On some interactional and phonetic properties of increments to turns in
Gareth Walker 147-169

Prolixity as adaptation: Prosody and turn-taking in German conversation
with a fluent aphasic
Peter Auer and Barbara Rönfeldt 171-200

The 'upward' staircase intonation contour in the Berlin vernacular: An
example of the analysis of regionalized intonation as an interactional
Margret Selting 201-231

"Getting past no": Sequence, action and sound
production in the projection of no-initiated turns
Cecilia E. Ford, Barbara A. Fox and John Hellermann 233-269

Connecting actions across turns

'Repetition' repairs: The relationship
of phonetic structure and sequence organization
Traci S. Curl 273-298

Indexing 'no news' with stylization in Finnish
Richard Ogden, Auli Hakulinen and Liisa Tainio 299-334

Prosody and sequence organization in English conversation: The case of new
Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen 335-376

Getting back to prior talk: and-uh (m) as a back-connecting device in
British and American English
John Local 377-400

Index 401-404

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Subject Language(s): English (ENG)
                            Finnish (FIN)
                            German, Standard (GER)
                            Japanese (JPN)

Written In: English (ENG )

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