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Communication Accommodation Theory

Edited by Howard Giles

Most people modify their ways of speaking, writing, texting, and e-mailing, and so on, according to the people with whom they are communicating. This fascinating book asks why we 'accommodate' to others in this way, and explores the various social consequences arising from it.


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Query:   sum: language games
Author:  Lynne Murphy
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   General Linguistics

Summary:   THANKS TO THE FOLKS WHO HELPED ME OUT WITH LANGUAGE GAMES. FOR THOSE
INTERESTED, HERE'S A CUT-AND-PASTE SUMMARY OF WHAT I LEARNED. I'LL BE
USING A LOT OF THIS IN MY UPCOMING LINGUISTIC GAMES CONTINUING ED
CLASS. I WILL TRY TO GET A SYLLABUS FOR THE CLASS ON MY WEBSITE
SOMETIME IN OCTOBER OR SO.

THANKS, THANKS, THANKS!
LYNNE MURPHY
(SUMMARY FOLLOWS)


M. LYNNE MURPHY, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN LINGUISTICS
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
PO BOX 97404, WACO, TX 76798 USA
PHONE: 254-710-6983 FAX: 254-710-3894
HTTP://WWW.BAYLOR.EDU/~M_LYNNE_MURPHY
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FROM: CAROLINE WILTSHIRE

THERE WAS A GAME WE PLAYED AT SOME PARTIES WHEN I WAS IN GRAD SCHOOL
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO -- THESE PARTIES WERE FOR THE LINGUISTIC
DEPARTMENT, SO I DON'T KNOW IF NORMAL PEOPLE WOULLD WANT TO PLAY. AS
FAR AS I RECALL, PEOPLE WOULD WRITE SENTENCES ON SLIPS OF PAPER THAT
WENT INTO ONE HAT, AND SPEECH ACTS, ILLOCUTIONARY OR PERLOCUTIONARY
FORCES, ON SLIPS OF PAPER THAT WOULD GO INTO A SEPARATE HAT.

THE CONTESTANT WOULD DRAW A SLIP FROM EACH HAT AND HAVE TO INVENT A
SITUATION IN WHICH THE GIVEN SENTENCE COULD BE USED TO ACCOMPLISH THE
SPECIFIED SPEECH ACT. NOBODY EVER LOST. IT MIGHT BE A FUN GAME FOR
YOUR STUDENTS, AND IT WOULD CERTAINLY MAKE THEM THINK ABOUT
PRAGMATICS.

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FROM: JAMES VANDEN BOSCH

PLEASE CONSIDER USING BOOKS BY RICHARD LEDERER IF YOU WISH TO FIND
MORE RESOURCES FOR WORD PLAY. HIS WEB SITE IS AT THE FOLLOWING
LOCATION:

HTTP://WWW.POBOX.COM/~VERBIVORE

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FROM: KEIRA BALLANTYNE

THERE IS A BOOK CALLED

LL Issue: 10.819
Date Posted: 26-May-1999
Original Query: Read original query