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The Music of Everyday Speech : Prosody and Discourse Analysis - Ann Wennerstrom

The Music of Everyday Speech

Prosody and Discourse Analysis

Paperback Published: 1st November 2001
ISBN: 9780195143225
Number Of Pages: 344

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Recently there has been a growing interest among discourse analysts in incorporating prosody into the analysis of spoken language. Wennerstrom considers the role of prosody in a variety of discourse genres and offers an over-all framework within which future analysis might continue.

"In summary, this book provides a wealth of fascinating data illustrating a wide range of intonational phenomena in the analysis of conversations. The text is always exceptionally clear and it makes a highly convincing argument that the analysis of prosody should be central to work on discourse analysis. This book has made an important contribution to the field, especially as it is written in language designed to make it accessible to as many people as possible. It is certain to become widely used and highly valued."--Linguist List

Prefacep. vii
Guest Contributorsp. xv
Transcription Symbols and Abbreviationsp. xvii
The Music of Everyday Speechp. 2
Prosody and Spoken Discoursep. 3
Theoretical Backgroundp. 15
Intonational Meaningp. 17
Stress, Rhythm, and Paral Anguagep. 46
Applications to Discourse Analysisp. 65
Intonation, Mental Representation, and Coherencep. 67
Prosody as a Discourse Markerp. 96
Intonation and Speech Act Theoryp. 131
Prosody in the Study of Conversationp. 166
Prosody in Oral Narrativesp. 200
Prosody in Second-Language Discoursep. 230
Conclusionp. 258
Appendix: Description of Discourse Data Corporap. 265
Glossaryp. 271
Notesp. 277
Bibliographyp. 283
Indexp. 299
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ISBN: 9780195143225
ISBN-10: 0195143221
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 1st November 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48