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Query Details


Query Subject:   References on Work & Social-Personal Talk
Author:   Ana Ameal-Guerra
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Discourse Analysis

Query:   Dear subscribers,

In my research I'm working with natural data from a seamstress - customer
interaction (in Galicia, Spain). In their interaction they often move
between work talk and social-personal talk.

I would like to request if some contributors could point me to other
research and literature that talks about transitions between work talk and
non work talk. I would greatly appreciate any help in this sense.

My e-mail is: amealguerra@berkeley.edu

Many thanks in advance.
LL Issue: 18.398
Date posted: 05-Feb-2007



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