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Title: Spoken Discourse and Social Interaction
Subtitle: An Introduction
Written By: Alan Firth
URL: http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/Title/9780340741849/Spoken_Discourse_and_Social_Interaction.htm
Description:

'Spoken Discourse and Social Interaction' is an indispensable guide to a
burgeoning and fascinating field of study. In twenty-two concise and highly
readable chapters, Alan Firth outlines the key concepts, dominant
approaches and major findings in spoken interaction research over the last
four decades. Rather than being tied to a particular approach or paradigm,
the book offers a comprehensive and inclusive overview, where emphasis is
placed on describing the interactional and contextual nature of spoken
discourse in a variety of contexts and social encounters. Topics covered
include beginnings, endings, approaches, context, culture and ethnicity,
data and transcription, analysis, identity, power, gender, narrative,
miscommunication, humour, institutional interaction, grammar and coherence,
argument, and embodied discourse. This book will be essential reading for
students of linguistics, sociology, communication and media studies,
psychology, and anthropology.

The book includes discussion questions for each chapter, suggestions for
further reading, and a glossary of key terms.

Contents:
Spoken discourse and social interaction
Spoken discourse and structure
Context
Coherence and cohesion
Understanding and interpretation
Embodied discourse
Strategy
Casual conversation
Institutional discourse
Analysing spoken discourse
Conclusions and implications

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Hodder Education
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): English
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780340741849
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320
Prices: U.K. £ 16.99