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Voice Quality

By John H. Esling, Scott R. Moisik, Allison Benner, Lise Crevier-Buchman

Voice Quality "The first description of voice quality production in forty years, this book provides a new framework for its study: The Laryngeal Articulator Model. Informed by instrumental examinations of the laryngeal articulatory mechanism, it revises our understanding of articulatory postures to explain the actions, vibrations and resonances generated in the epilarynx and pharynx."

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Let's Talk

By David Crystal

Let's Talk "Explores the factors that motivate so many different kinds of talk and reveals the rules we use unconsciously, even in the most routine exchanges of everyday conversation."

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Dissertation Information

Title: The Discourse Function of Academic Texts with Reference to Wittgenstein's 'To Follow a Rule' Add Dissertation
Author: James Bones Update Dissertation
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Institution: University of Nottingham, School of English Studies
Completed in: 1992
Linguistic Subfield(s): Discourse Analysis;
Director(s): Ronald Carter
Michael McCarthy
David Brazil

Abstract: Using ideas from Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations on 'following
a rule', three types of examples were analysed from technical, legal and
linguistic data. Sentence groups were selected on the basis of having one
sentence with 'for example' in initial position. Analysis focussed on the
different lexical and grammatical forms evident in each group of example
sequences, usually in a three sentence unit comprising
Generalisation/Particularisation/Evaluation. Example forms were shown to be
related to and dependent on the particular discourse practices of each
example field, as well as the non-linguistic practises of the fields.