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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:   Referential/Expressive Meaning
Author:  George Elgin, Suzette Haden
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Phonetics
Pragmatics
Semantics

Summary:   JULY 22, 1999

DEAR LINGUISTS,

RECENTLY I REQUESTED HELP WITH EXPLAINING -- ESPECIALLY TO NONLINGUISTS --
THE MEANNING DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PAIR OF SENTENCES WHICH (IN MY DIALECT)
DIFFER ONLY IN TERMS OF THEIR INTONATION. THEY WERE:

1.

LL Issue: 10.1117
Date Posted: 22-Jul-1999
Original Query: Read original query