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The Resource Grammar in everyday talk : building responsive actions, Sandra A. Thompson, Barbara A. Fox, and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen

Grammar in everyday talk : building responsive actions, Sandra A. Thompson, Barbara A. Fox, and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen

Label
Grammar in everyday talk : building responsive actions
Title
Grammar in everyday talk
Title remainder
building responsive actions
Statement of responsibility
Sandra A. Thompson, Barbara A. Fox, and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on everyday telephone and video interactions, this book surveys how English speakers use grammar to formulate responses in ordinary conversation. The authors show that speakers build their responses in a variety of ways: the responses can be longer or shorter, repetitive or not, and can be uttered with different intonational 'melodies'. Focusing on four sequence types: responses to questions ('What time are we leaving?' - 'Seven'), responses to informings ('The May Company are sure having a big sale' - 'Are they?'), responses to assessments ('Track walking is so boring. Even with headphones' - 'It is'), and responses to requests ('Please don't tell Adeline' - 'Oh no I won't say anything'), they argue that an interactional approach holds the key to explaining why some types of utterances in English conversation seem to have something 'missing' and others seem overly wordy
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UkCbUP
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Thompson, Sandra A
Dewey number
420.1/41
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1106
LC item number
.T56 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fox, Barbara A.
  • Couper-Kuhlen, Elizabeth
Series statement
Studies in interactional sociolinguistics
Series volume
31
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Conversation analysis
  • Speech acts (Linguistics)
Label
Grammar in everyday talk : building responsive actions, Sandra A. Thompson, Barbara A. Fox, and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Responses in information-seeking sequences with 'question-word interrogatives'; 3. Responses in informing sequences; 4. Sequences with assessment responses; 5. Responses in request-for-action sequences; 6. Conclusions
Control code
CR9781139381154
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 341 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139381154
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Grammar in everyday talk : building responsive actions, Sandra A. Thompson, Barbara A. Fox, and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Responses in information-seeking sequences with 'question-word interrogatives'; 3. Responses in informing sequences; 4. Sequences with assessment responses; 5. Responses in request-for-action sequences; 6. Conclusions
Control code
CR9781139381154
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 341 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139381154
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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