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Title: Prosody in Interaction
Edited By: Dagmar Barth-Weingarten
Elisabeth Reber
Margret Selting
Series Title: Studies in Discourse and Grammar 23

Prosody is constitutive for spoken interaction. In more than 25 years, its
study has grown into a full-fledged and very productive field with a sound
catalogue of research methods and principles. This volume presents the
state of the art, illustrates current research trends and uncovers
potential directions for future research. It will therefore be of major
interest to everyone studying spoken interaction. The collection brings
together an impressive range of internationally renowned scholars from
different, yet closely related and compatible research traditions which
have made a significant contribution to the field. They cover issues such
as the units of language, the contextualization of actions and activities,
conversational modalities and genres, the display of affect and emotion,
the multimodality of interaction, language acquisition and aphasia. All
contributions are based on empirical, audio- and/or video-recorded data of
natural talk-in-interaction, including languages such as English, German
and Japanese. The methodologies employed come from Ethnomethodology,
Conversation Analysis and Interactional Linguistics.

Table of contents
Foreword ix–x
Preface xi–xviii
List of contributors xix–xxii
Introduction: Prosody in interaction: State of the art
Margret Selting 3–40
Contributors [See web site for article titles]:
Arnulf Deppermann 41–48
Gareth Walker 51–72
Susanne Günthner 73–80
Richard Ogden 81–104
Auli Hakulinen 105–108
Geoffrey Raymond 109–130
John Local, Peter Auer and Paul Drew 131–160
Harrie Mazeland and Leendert Plug 161–188
Beatrice Szczepek Reed 191–212
Jan Anward 213–216
Friederike Kern 217–238
Johannes Wagner 239–242
Bill Wells 243–262
Traci Walker 263–266
Elisabeth Gülich and Katrin Lindemann 269–294
Elisabeth Reber 295–302
Hiroko Tanaka 303–332
Dagmar Barth-Weingarten 333–338
Cecilia E. Ford and Barbara A. Fox 339–368
Karin Birkner 369–372
Charles Goodwin 373–394
Helga Kotthoff 395–400
Author index 401–402
Subject index 403–406

“With contributions from some of our most prominent scholars, Prosody in
Interaction honors one of the primary originators of this CA-inspired line
of work by offering revealing accounts of the place of prosody in action.
There can be no question that prosody plays an indispensable role in
producing action in talk-in-interaction, and the contributions to this
volume furnish solid empirical evidence of just what roles it plays across
languages and circumstances. Accompanying commentaries to most of the
contributions give added depth to the volume.”
Gene H. Lerner, UC Santa Barbara

“This wonderful collection of papers contributes to the already
longstanding tradition of studies on prosody in interactional linguistics.
It pays a significant tribute to the outstanding work done by Elisabeth
Couper-Kuhlen who has radically contributed to our understanding of the
role of prosody in interaction."
Lorenza Mondada, University of Lyon

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Cognitive Science
Discipline of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027288462
Pages: 406
Prices: Europe EURO 99.00
U.S. $ 149.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027226334
Pages: 406
Prices: Europe EURO 99.00
U.S. $ 149.00