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Talking Voices: Repetition, Dialogue, and Imagery in Conversational Discourse

  10/02/2012       shilonsacc8      0 Comments

by Deborah Tannen

Category: Environmental Studies

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Talking Voices: Repetition, Dialogue, and Imagery in Conversational Discourse
 
by
Deborah Tannen
  • Type: Paperback
  • Pages: 244 pages
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9780511352676
  • Edition Language: English

Written in readable, vivid, non-technical prose, this book presents the highly respected scholarly research that forms the foundation for Deborah Tannens best-selling books about the role of language in human relationships. It provides a clear framework for understanding how ordinary conversation works to create meaning and establish relationships. A significant theoretical and methodological contribution to both linguistic and literary analysis, it uses transcripts of tape-recorded conversation to demonstrate that everyday conversation is made of features that are associated with literary discourse: repetition, dialogue, and details that create imagery. This second edition features a new introduction in which the author shows the relationship between this groundbreaking work and the research that has appeared since its original publication in 1989. In particular, she shows its relevance to the contemporary topic intertextuality, and provides a useful summary of research on that topic.

Environmental Studies

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