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LINGUIST List 18.3464

Tue Nov 20 2007

Books: Discourse Analysis/Ling&Literature: Tannen

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Talking Voices: Tannen

Message 1: Talking Voices: Tannen
Date: 16-Nov-2007
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Talking Voices: Tannen
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Title: Talking Voices
Subtitle: Repetition, Dialogue, and Imagery in Conversational Discourse
Series Title: Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics 26
Published: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Author: Deborah Tannen
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521868907 Pages: 244 Price: U.K. £ 15.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521868907 Pages: 244 Price: U.S. $ 24.99

Written in readable, vivid, non-technical prose, this book presents the
highly respected scholarly research that forms the foundation for Deborah
Tannen's best-selling books about the role of language in human
relationships. It provides a clear framework for understanding how ordinary
conversation works to create meaning and establish relationships. A
significant theoretical and methodological contribution to both linguistic
and literary analysis, it uses transcripts of tape-recorded conversation to
demonstrate that everyday conversation is made of features that are
associated with literary discourse: repetition, dialogue, and details that
create imagery. This second edition features a new introduction in which
the author shows the relationship between this groundbreaking work and the
research that has appeared since its original publication in 1989. In
particular, she shows its relevance to the contemporary topic
'intertextuality', and provides a useful summary of research on that topic.

'Pleasant to read and constantly stimulating - an excellent
introduction to the kind of analysis T[annen] does so well.'
-Ronald K. S. Macaulay, Language

'A very stimulating book, it makes one look with fresh eyes
on conversation and what it can tell us about linguistic structures in
-N. F. Blake, Lore and Language

1. Introduction; Overview of chapters; Discourse analysis;
2. Involvement in discourse; Involvement; Sound and sense in discourse;
Involvement strategies; Scenes and music in creating involvement;
3. Repetition in conversation: toward a poetics of talk; Theoretical
implications of repetition; Repetition in discourse; Functions of
repetition in conversation; Repetition and variation in conversation;
Examples of functions of repetition; The range of repetition in a segment
of conversation; Individual and cultural differences; Other genres; The
automaticity of repetition; The drive to imitate; Conclusion;
4. 'Oh talking voice that is so sweet'€™: constructing dialogue in
conversation; Reported speech and dialogue; Dialogue in storytelling;
Reported criticism in conversation; Reported speech is constructed
dialogue; Constructed dialogue in a conversational narrative; Modern Greek
stories; Brazilian narrative; Dialogue in writers’ conversation; Conclusion;
5. Imagining worlds: imagery and detail in conversation and other genres;
The role of details and images in creating involvement; Details in
conversation; Images and details in narrative; Nonnarrative or
quasinarrative conversational discourse; Rapport through telling details;
The intimacy of details; Spoken literary discourse; Written discourse;
High-involvement writing; When details don't work or work for ill; Conclusion;
6. Involvement strategies in consort: literary non-fiction and political
oratory; Thinking with feeling; Literary non-fiction; Speaking and writing
with involvement; Involvement in political oratory;
7. Afterword: toward a humanistic linguistics;
Appendix I. Sources of examples;
Appendix II. Transcription conventions;
List of references;
Author index;
Subject index.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Ling & Literature

Written In: English (eng )

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