LINGUIST List 6.861

Fri 23 Jun 1995

Books: Conversation, Relevance, Intercultural, Writing, History

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Sacks, Harvey, (Edited by Emanuel Schegloff)
LECTURES ON CONVERSATION
January 1995 6 x 9 1520 pages
1-55786-705-4 paperback $59.95
This project makes available for the first time the entire corpus of
lectures by a writer whose thought and method influenced a generation of
sociologists and sociolinguists. Originally published as two volumes,
this comprehensive single-volume edition contains the complete lectures,
beginning with the lectures delivered at UCLA, from Fall 1964 through
Spring 1968. Sacks explores a great variety of topics, but two key issues
emerge: rules of conversational sequencing, and membership categorization
devices. The lectures culminate in the extensive and formal explication
of turn-taking delivered in Fall 1967.
BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS: phone: (800) 216-2522 fax: (802) 864-7626
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Sperber, Dan and Wilson, Deirdre
RELEVANCE: COMMUNICATION AND COGNITION
Second Edition
October 1995 6 x 9 320 pages
0-631-19878-4 paperback $19.95
This second edition contains the original text, corrected and with new
explanatory notes, and a Postface outlining developments in Relevance
Theory since the first edition, discussing the more serious criticisms of
the theory, and envisaging possible revisions or extensions.
BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS: phone: (800) 216-2522 fax: (802) 864-7626
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Scollon, Ronald and Scollon, Suzanne Wong (City Polytechnic of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong)
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
1994 6 x 9 301 pages
0-631-19489-4 paperback $22.95
0-631-19488-6 hardcover $49.95
This volume is both an introduction and practical guide to the main
concepts and problems of intercultural communication. Viewed from within
the framework of interactive sociolinguistics associated with Tannen,
Gumperz, and others, this volume focuses in particular on the discourse
of westerners and of Asians, the discourse of men and women, corporate
discourse and the discourse of professional organizations, and
inter-generational discourse. It makes use of research in pragmatics,
discourse analysis, organizational communications, social psychology, and
the ethnography of communication.
BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS: phone: (800) 216-2522 fax: (802) 864-7626
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Coulmas, Florian (Chuo University, Tokyo)
THE BLACKWELL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WRITING SYSTEMS
November 1995 640 pages
0-631-19446-0 hardcover $74.95
This book draws on historical and paleographic research into fundamental
structural options of representing language by means of a graphic code,
on psychological investigation into the social conditions and
consequences of literacy. Entries vary between short explanations of
terms and concepts, brief accounts of individual writing systems and
longer theoretical articles. The encyclopedia contains an array of visual
examples and is supported by a comprehensive bibliography.
BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS: phone: (800) 216-2522 fax: (802) 864-7626
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Barton, David (University of Lancaster, UK)
LITERACY: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ECOLOGY OF WRITTEN LANGUAGE
1994 6 x 9 264 pages
0-631-19091-0 paperback $21.95
0-631-19089-9 hardcover $49.95
This is the first general introduction to the new emerging field of
literacy studies. It brings recent developments together in a coherent
manner, by showing how new research has contributed to our understanding
of literacy practices in a range of settings. The book explores the
competing definitions of literacy in contemporary society, and examines
the theories of language and of learning which underpin new views of
literacy. The book is intended as an introduction to literacy studies for
the student or general reader.
BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS: phone: (800) 216-2522 fax: (802) 864-7626
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Vincent, Nigel (University of Manchester)
LANGUAGE, LINGUISTICS AND PHILOLOGY: PAPERS FROM THE PHILOLOGICAL SOCIETY
ANNIVERSARY SYMPOSIUM, NOVEMBER 1992
December 1995
0-631-19068-6 paperback
This volume brings together a selection of papers from the 1992
Philological Society Anniversary Symposium which explore the connections
between linguistic thought in Britain and Europe in the 19th and 20th
centuries and current research. The chapters cover semantics, syntax,
morphology and phonology. A particular focus is the reception of European
and American ideas within linguistics in Britain.
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