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Title: In Other Words
Subtitle: Variation and Reference in Narrative
Written By: Deborah Schiffrin
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521484749
Series Title: Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics, 21
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 052148474X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 390
Prices: U.S. $ 39.99