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LINGUIST List 20.130

Wed Jan 14 2009

Books: Discourse Analysis/Pragmatics/Socioling: Glenn

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Message 1: Laughter in Interaction: Glenn
Date: 14-Jan-2009
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Laughter in Interaction: Glenn
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Title: Laughter in Interaction
Series Title: Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics 18
Published: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Phillip Glenn
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521101899 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 15.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521101899 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 29.99
Abstract:

Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced book.

Laughter in Interaction is an illuminating and lively account of how and
why people laugh during conversation. Bringing together twenty-five years
of research on the sequential organisation of laughter in everyday talk,
Glenn analyses recordings and transcripts to show the finely detailed
co-ordination of human laughter. He demonstrates that its production and
placement, relative to talk and other activities, reveal much about its
emergent meaning and accomplishments. The book shows how the participants
in a conversation move from a single laugh to laughing together, how the
matter of 'who laughs first' implicates orientation to social activities
and how interactants work out whether laughs are more affiliative or
hostile. The final chapter examines the contribution of laughter to
sequences of conversational intimacy and play and to the invocation of
gender. Engaging and original, the book shows how this seemingly
insignificant part of human communication turns out to play a highly
significant role in how people display, respond to and revise identities
and relationships.

Introduction;
1. Towards a social interactional approach to laughter;
2. Conversation analysis and the study of laughter;
3. Laughing together;
4. Who laughs first;
5. Laughing at and laughing with: negotiating participant alignments;
6. Laughing along, resisting: constituting relationship and identity;
7. Closing remarks;
Notes;
References;
Index.


Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=38979


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