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LINGUIST List 17.3324

Tue Nov 14 2006

Books: Semantics/Sociolinguistics: Schiffrin

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        1.    Joyce Reid, In Other Words: Schiffrin


Message 1: In Other Words: Schiffrin
Date: 07-Nov-2006
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: In Other Words: Schiffrin


Title: In Other Words
Subtitle: Variation and Reference in Narrative
Series Title: Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics, 21

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
http://us.cambridge.org


Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521484749


Author: Deborah Schiffrin

Paperback: ISBN: 052148474X Pages: 390 Price: U.S. $ 39.99


Abstract:

Deborah Schiffrin looks at two important tasks of language
-presenting 'who' we are talking about (the referent) and 'what happened' to them
(their actions and attributes) in a narrative
-and explores how this presentation alters in relation to emergent forms
and meanings.
Drawing on examples from both face-to-face talk and public discourse, she
analyzes a variety of repairs, reformulations of referents, and retellings
of narratives, ranging from word-level repairs within a single
turn-at-talk, to life story narratives told years apart.



1. Variation;
2. Problematic referrals;
3. Anticipating referrals;
4. Reactive and proactive prototypes;
5. Referring sequences;
6. Reframing experience;
7. Retelling a story;
8. Who did what (again)?;
9. Redoing and replaying.


Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Sociolinguistics


Written In: English (eng)

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