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Advances in Spoken Discourse Analysis - Malcolm Coulthard

Advances in Spoken Discourse Analysis

By: Malcolm Coulthard (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th July 1992
ISBN: 9780415066877
Number Of Pages: 272

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This comprehensive and varied collection reviews over twenty years of research into Spoken Discourse by the Birmingham group, which allows, for the first time, a developmental perspective. It combines key papers (now unavailable) which formulated the main outlines of this approach, with new research. Bringing together recent theories of discourse structure with a new and detailed analytical framework, the book makes recent developments available in a historical context. The articles are comprehensive, ranging from the theoretical to the highly applied and the range of texts and applications reflects the wide interests of the Birmingham group. The focus of the book varies from intonation and lexis, through evaluation in the EFL classroom, to problems in disputed police records of witness statements. Examples are taken from literature and language classrooms, telephone conversations, disputed witness statements and corpuses of spoken English, demonstrating the practical applications of discourse analysis tolanguage teaching, literary stylistics and forensic linguistics.

Prefacep. iv
About the Authorsp. v
Towards an Analysis of Discoursep. 1
The Significance of Intonation in Discoursep. 35
Exchange Structurep. 50
Priorities in Discourse Analysisp. 79
A Functional Description of Questionsp. 89
Caught in the Act: Using the Rank Scale to Address Problems of Delicacyp. 111
Analysing Everyday Conversationp. 123
Inner and Outer: Spoken Discourse in the Language Classroomp. 162
Intonation and Feedback in the Efl Classroomp. 183
Interactive Lexis: Prominence and Paradigmsp. 197
Listening to People Readingp. 209
Forensic Discourse Analysisp. 242
Notesp. 254
Bibliographyp. 259
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ISBN: 9780415066877
ISBN-10: 0415066875
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 30th July 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1