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Conflict Talk : Sociolinguistic Investigations of Arguments in Conversations - Allen D. Grimshaw

Conflict Talk

Sociolinguistic Investigations of Arguments in Conversations

By: Allen D. Grimshaw (Editor)

Paperback Published: 18th June 1990
ISBN: 9780521335508
Number Of Pages: 368

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Studies of language use in social contexts have multiplied in recent decades, yet relatively little attention has been paid to the important area of conflict talk. The eleven studies in this volume fulfil this need, using analytic and interpretative perspectives to examine the disputes of adults and of children. Most of the studies are based on audio or sound-image records of naturally occurring discourse arising in a variety of contexts. These range from street to school, from courtroom to hospital, and from home to workplace. Allen Grimshaw has provided a short introductory chapter and extensive theoretical conclusion to the studies, which come from a variety of disciplines: the authors comprise anthropologists, linguists, sociologists, a lawyer and a psychologist. The book will appeal to researchers and advanced students in all of these areas, and also to counsellors, legal professionals and negotiators.

List of contributors
The Studies: Learning to Argue
Disputes in the peer culture of American and Italian nursery-school children
Serious and playful disputes: variation in conflict talk among female adolescents
Interstitial argument
The sequential organisation of closing verbal family conflict
The Studies: How 'Grown-ups Do It'
Ideological themes in reports of interracial conflict
Oracular reasoning in a psychiatric exam: the resolution of conflict in language
Rules versus relationships in small claims disputes
The judge as third party in American trial-court conflict talk
Difference and dominance: how labour and management talk conflict
The management of a co-operative self during argument: the role of opinions and stories
Silence as conflict management in fiction and drama: Pinter's Betrayal and a short story, Great Wits
Research on conflict talk: antecedents, resources, findings, directions
List of references
Name Index
Subject Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521335508
ISBN-10: 0521335507
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 18th June 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.54