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Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 1981: Analyzing Discourse : Text and Talk - Deborah Tannen

Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 1981: Analyzing Discourse

Text and Talk

By: Deborah Tannen (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st March 1981
ISBN: 9780878401161
Number Of Pages: 382
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Discourse, as the term appears in the title, and as it is used in the papers collected here. . . . refers to both text and talk, and these not as two separate genres to be compared and contrasted, but rather as overlapping aspects of a single entity. As the object of study, spoken discourse is 'text', much as words spoken in a speech are commonly referred to as the text of the speech. In this sense, 'discourse' and 'text' are synonymous.from the Introduction

Welcoming Remarksp. vii
Introductionp. ix
On Emerson on languagep. 1
Oral remembering and narrative structuresp. 12
Persuasive discourse and ordinary conversation, with examples from advertisingp. 25
Money tree, lasagna bush, salt and pepper: Social construction of topical cohesion in a conversation among Italian-Americansp. 43
Discourse as an interactional achievement: Some uses of 'uh huh' and other things that come between sentencesp. 71
The place of intonation in the description of interactionp. 94
Topic as the unit of analysis in a criminal law casep. 113
Building stories: The emergence of information structures from conversationp. 127
Competence for implicit text analysis: Literary style discrimination in five-year-oldsp. 142
Topics within topicsp. 164
Episodes as units of discourse analysisp. 177
Discourse theory and the independence of sentence grammarp. 196
Strategies for understanding forms and other public documentsp. 205
Speech actions and reactions in personal narrativep. 219
Ideal readers and real readersp. 248
Literature: Written and oralp. 271
Meaning, rhetorical structure, and discourse organization in mythp. 284
The interplay of structure and function in Kuna narrative, or: How to grab a snake in the Darienp. 306
The linguistic bases of communicative competencep. 323
The rhythmic integration of ordinary talkp. 335
Hard talk: A functional basis for Kaluli discoursep. 350
The medicine and sideshow pitchesp. 371
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ISBN: 9780878401161
ISBN-10: 0878401164
Series: Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 382
Published: 1st March 1981
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.59