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Books: ‹Speaking› Quotation Marks: Lampert

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Date: 02-May-2018
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Subject: ‹Speaking› Quotation Marks: Lampert
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Title: ‹Speaking› Quotation Marks
Subtitle: Toward a Multimodal Analysis of Quoting Verbatim in English
Published: 2018
Publisher: Peter Lang AG

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Author: Martina Lampert
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631599969 Pages: 396 Price: Europe EURO 72.90
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631599969 Pages: 396 Price: U.K. £ 60
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631599969 Pages: 396 Price: U.S. $ 87.95

This book offers in-depth qualitative case studies of 70 acts of quoting verbatim performed by 16 US speakers across a range of public settings. While their written versions unequivocally index the other voice via quotation marks, the video data drawn from the internet largely lack any non-verbal cues. Contrary to expectation, the quotations’ verbatimness is hardly ever translated into the gradient media: It neither stands out by vocal parameters (pauses, pitch, or intensity) when analyzed acoustically with Praat; nor are (manual) gestures, shift of gaze or body posture called on to serve as regular discriminating quoting practices. In general, the other voice is effectively found backgrounded, if not suppressed, in its oral performance, unless explicitly introduced by a digital quotative.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng)

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